Given how your asphalt roofing is constantly exposed to the elements, it will sustain wear and tear over time. This is called “weathering”, the normal aging process for most types of roofing systems. While shingles may look visibly weathered, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re damaged. There are a couple of factors, however, that can accelerate the process of roof aging.
Shingle quality: Roofing systems made of lower quality shingles will be more prone to issues, which means they are most likely to fail sooner. That’s why, if you’re investing in a new roof, it always pays to work with a trusted contractor who can offer high-quality materials. Goodrich Roofing, for example, is a GAF-certified Master Elite® contractor, allowing you access to some of the most durable and long-lasting shingle roof systems available today.
Check out our GAF Timberline® and Designer Shingles, which come with Advanced Protection® Technology. They are specially designed to withstand the harshest weather conditions, whether it’s heavy rainfall, high wind speeds, blistering heat or hailstorms. With our GAF roofing systems, you’re always sure your home is protected from extensive weather damage.
Proper attic ventilation: You can slow down the weathering process on your roof by always keeping the attic ventilation in tip-top shape. When air is circulating properly inside the attic, there’s reduced potential for moisture buildup and its adverse effects, such as mold and mildew growth. A well-maintained ventilation system not only keeps the attic space cool, it will also prevent premature aging in the roofing materials.
Regular maintenance: Head off roofing problems by turning to Goodrich Roofing for a comprehensive maintenance plan. We’ll conduct a thorough inspection of your system and deal with any issues we uncover. With our professional assistance, we’ll make sure your roofing system can deliver exceptional weather performance for a longer time.
Roof color: Because New Mexico has a hot and arid climate, it pays to choose roofing with a lighter color. This way, your system can reflect heat back to its source, reducing the amount of damage caused by the harsh sunlight. This, in turn, allows for a longer service life from your roofing.
Look no further than Goodrich Roofing for the highest quality solutions to your roofing needs. We proudly serve Albuquerque, NM, and the nearby cities. Call us today at (505) 219-4450, or fill out this contact form to schedule your free quote.