When asphalt shingles blister, the appeal and performance of your roof is compromised. The unsightly blemishes caused by blistering doesn’t only drag down your curb appeal; they also create weak spots on your roof where leaks can easily form. To protect your asphalt roofing system, it’s crucial to first learn why it happens in the first place.
A home’s roofing system is made up of a complex set of components that contribute to the overall protection of your home from outdoor conditions. While we often associate roofing simply with the shingles, some other components are less likely to be discussed – and that includes the flashing.
Asphalt is one of the most durable roofing materials on the market, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need frequent maintenance. Keep in mind, however, that there’s a proper way of maintaining your asphalt roof as well. Trim Overhanging Tree Branches Overhanging tree limbs can be easily knocked down by high winds onto your roof. The impact can cause cracks, and the falling branches and foliage may clog up your… Continue Reading
Your roof should remain intact even when faced with torrential rainfalls, high winds and hail impacts. As your primary line of defense against the elements, it needs to be in good shape, even with or without a storm, to keep your interior safe, dry and cozy. Pritchett Brothers, a general contractor in the area, shares four ways to storm-proof your roofing system.