Roofs are our home’s greatest protector, the barrier that keeps harmful elements out and the warm and cozy elements in. Roofing can also cause anxiety in homeowners as it can become a large budgetary concern due to age, damage, or disrepair. If you are in the market for a new roof, using quality materials and experienced professional installation can ensure that it will last you for many years to come.
Protecting Your Investment
New asphalt shingle roofing should be warrantied by the shingle manufacturer, giving you an idea of how long it is expected to last. This manufacturer’s warranty can run anywhere from 15 years to a “lifetime”, based on the thickness and other composition aspects of the shingle. This warranty guarantees that the manufacturer assumes liability for failure due to any manufacturing defects that could occur.
Some of the symptoms of shingle manufacturing defects that lead to premature roofing failure can include blistering, stress fractures, coating defects, and fiberglass mat exposure. These types of defects are almost immediately visible to the trained eye, and if they lead to roofing failures it is typically within the first two years after their installation.
It’s Important To Hire An Experienced Contractor
Along with these product warranties, manufacturers give detailed installation instructions that create a caveat for them if the roof is not installed as directed. For this reason alone it is important to hire a contractor who is experienced, licensed, and bonded in order to ensure the roofing is installed per the manufacturer's guidelines.
Other Causes Of Roofing Failure
Installation defects do not necessarily lead to roofing failure, and can sometimes be detected early or replaced and repaired prior to any damage occurring to the structure of the roof. Adhering to the best installation practices should prevent any premature failures of asphalt shingle roof assembly.
Of course, not all roofing failures are due to defective products. Overheating due to prolonged exposure to high temperatures also shortens the life of an asphalt shingle roof. Having a well ventilated attic is essential to cooling a roof, as well as keeping your home free from moisture that can cause mold and rot.
Get The Job Done Right The First Time
Professional contractors at Boyd Construction Company Inc. specialize in the installation and repair of roofs. Trusting your home’s biggest defense to a company you can trust is the first step in making sure your home is protected with a quality roof for many years to come.