As soon as your new roof is installed, the natural aging process will begin. If you leave your roof unattended for a while, you will see the costly effects of normal weather on your roof. There are many different factors when it comes to roof failure. Poor workmanship is perhaps the number one cause of roof failures. Improper installation can cause water penetration, premature wear, and overall decreased performance of your new roof regardless of material quality. If you have had your roof installed by a trustworthy and reputable company, the biggest reason for your roof system failure is the weather. Wind, rain, or shine, they all will age your roof at a faster rate. Another reason for damages could be from thermal shocks. Thermal shocks occur when a change in temperature happens so quickly, it stresses your roofing system. That rapid expansion/contraction can damage materials that have already lost their elasticity. Ventilated air spaces also need to be done properly or else your air movement in your attic will be inhibited. Under most circumstances, this will increase moisture content in your roof which could result in costly damages. Along with thermal shocks and moisture, there is pollution, hail, snow, falling debris, roof traffic, and even seasonal changes that will all play a role in the natural aging of your roof. As well as intense heat and UV rays from the sun which is shown to degrade and accelerate the age of your roof.
There are many variables beyond the manufacturer’s control that contribute to the failure of roofing shingles. If you have any concerns about any of these things relating to your roofing system, Click Here to find out how Enviro-Tech Roofing will help you!