Asphalt shingles are sturdy and durable, but they’re far from problem-free. One of the most common problems this roofing system encounters is curling, and while most people see it as a superficial problem, it’s a warning sign that the health of the roof is compromised.
Your roofing system endures plenty of wear and tear all year long. All the parts of the roofing system, such as seamless gutters, flashings and shingles, work together to give your home protection from extreme weather conditions. But there is a particular part of the roof that most homeowners overlook: the underlayment.
No roof lasts forever. There will come a time when your roof will experience problems, and they might be before it’s time for a complete replacement? The defect might be caused by mistakes made during the manufacturing or installation process.
Water can affect the strength and durability of even the toughest building materials, such as wood, metal and concrete. However, it doesn’t have to always be in liquid form to wreak havoc on your home. Excessive humidity can compromise the structural integrity of your roof, ceilings, walls, floors, windows and doors. In addition, humid environments are a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Without expelling high levels of moisture, you’re home will require more time and money.
This season’s wind-driven snows, gusty winds and dropping temperatures might compromise your home’s protection. Fortunately, it’s never too late to invest in improvement projects that will stand up to these effects and keep you warm, safe and cozy. [Read more…]