As a property owner, you have high chances of encountering the term ‘weathering’ when assessing your roofing system. Generally, weathering denotes the impacts of prolonged exposure to the environmental components on your roof’s shingles.
Remember the fact that the shingles are weathered does not essentially mean they are damaged. Still, weathering can cause damage.
Since weathering is a natural process, your shingles will worsen over time, regardless of their make. Below are the weathered impacts of asphalt shingle roofing:
Your roofing system works hard to secure your property against harsh environmental elements. Due to this, it may develop buckling or curling shingles as a result of continuous stress. If compromised, the roofs’ shingles may create some holes where water drips and cause damage.
Prolonged exposure to summer heat may compromise the asphalt shingle roofing. Keep in mind that an ageing roofing system will suffer most from the harsh ultraviolet sun rays.
So, you can expect the asphalt shingles to erode, buckle or even peel. With this, the underneath wood surface will be exposed to rain and sun, resulting in further damages.
During the summer, the chances of experiencing a thermal shock are high. Your roofing system tends to expand and contract as temperatures rise and fall respectively.
A continuous roof expansion and contraction may drain it physically, and in the process, reduce its lifespan. Also, if the roof is quite old, it will likely split or crack due to the warm weather.
If water starts to collect inside your house due to a rain-damaged roof, you may start seeing some stains on your ceilings. In most cases, stains indicate a substantial roofing issue.
So, whenever you come across stains on your ceilings, you should contact a roofing service provider as soon as possible.
In the end, it is advisable to assess your property from the ground and inspect the roof for broken or missing shingles. If you think the roof is damaged, contact a professional contractor immediately to rectify the mess.