Sometimes, you might wonder why asphalt roof shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials. It’s not just that the material’s been used successfully in various climatic zones around the world; it’s also been used for many decades, even in desert and tropical regions. So long as the shingles are properly installed by professional companies like Green Rhino Builders, your home can truly benefit from enhanced long-term shingle performance.
But you must prevent heat damage on your shingle roof.
Making Careful Preparations
When you work with us, we actually take extra precautions when we work on pitched and sloped roofs. For instance, when we install shingles during hot weather, we know how the asphalt coating on the shingles can soften under the heat, which allows for possible foot slippage. As such, we wear the right footwear to prevent any slippage from happening.
Applying Shingles Under Favorable Weather Conditions
On forecasted hot or sunny days, we’ll plan the roof installation early in the day before the temperature reaches its maximum. As much as possible, we’ll take steps to work around the sun during the installation process, such as applying shingles on the western-facing slopes in the morning and the east-facing slopes later in the day.
Ensuring Proper Ventilation
If you’re planning to install thin asphalt shingles, you should be aware that they’ll usually last between 15 to 20 years. As for thicker asphalt shingles, they can last around 30 to 40 years. But if your roof isn’t properly ventilated, the asphalt shingles will degrade faster than their expected lifespan. This happens when the heat from asphalt shingles radiates upward and downward into the roof and attic of your home.
Without enough ventilation during hot weather, the excessive heat and moisture buildup shortens the service life of a home’s felt roofing underlayment and asphalt shingles. This is why a well-ventilated roof system is needed to properly release heat and moisture from the attic and roof structure. To achieve this, we’ll check your roof to determine it has enough intake vents in the soffits under the eaves and exhaust vents towards the ridgeline.
With Green Rhino Builders, you can be confident that your roofing and siding project is in the capable hands of the best company in the area. You can reach us by calling (570) 901-1334 or by filling out our convenient online contact form. Contact us today!