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Why do you need a strong roof on your home? To support Santa's sleigh, of course! In a more realistic sense, however, a strong roof is important for your home's protection. It keeps the wind and rain outside, and it also insulates your home against the chill of winter and the heat of summer. Most people think of roofs as being made from shingles, but roofers can make a strong roof from slate, tile, metal, or an array of other materials, too. We hope that as you read this roofing blog, you gain a lot of knowledge about the profession and about roofs in general.

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There are several different types of roofing materials on the market. Property owners choose roofing materials based on a number of factors. Preference and budget are probably at the top of the list. Some roofing materials such as metal are extremely durable and can last for decades. Other materials chosen may not be as durable, but most individuals view a new roof installation as an investment that can last for many years with proper maintenance. This is usually true, and manufacturers usually have impressive warranties on their materials. 

It is important to know the expected lifespan of your roofing material. This can help you prepare for roof maintenance, and it can also help you to estimate when you will likely need to consider getting a new roof. Even with the best maintenance, there are issues that you will not be able to control. Weather and climate are two of those issues, and the following points represent how they can impact asphalt roof materials.

Punctures

This type of damage is often the result of something making contact with shingles. Hailstorms are a type of weather-related event that can cause punctures. Perhaps your area does not have frequent hailstorms. You may not be privy to the fact that hailstones can range from small to large. Small hailstones may resemble pebbles, but larger ones can be as large as sports balls. Your location will not be a determining factor as to whether or not you will ever experience a storm with large hailstones. Also, note that smaller stones can also cause minor punctures. 

Blistering

This can occur when weather causes damage that is not addressed. Repairs may include replacing the affected shingles, but the problem is that some homeowners do not contact a roofing professional because of not knowing the damages exist. Blistered shingles can impact your roofing system's ability to protect your home. They can lead to leaks and other moisture issues.

Shrinkage

Roofing systems may shrink when the materials and key components of the system are exposed to variations in temperature. Repeated fluctuations during season changes or unexpected weather patterns can lead to shrinking. This is a phenomenon that individuals living in areas that experience weather variations regularly regardless of the season. For example, in some areas, some fall days may be sunny and others might be cold. 

A roofing contractor is an excellent resource to use for inspecting asphalt rooftops. It is ideal to use a contractor for routine maintenance. They can also help identify storm damage after inclement weather events. Sometimes rooftops may appear unscathed, but they can harbor minor damages that can get worse if roof repairs are not made. 

To learn more, contact a roofing company.