In the United States, Asphalt Roofing Shingles have been used for roofing material, and have been to withstand many different weather climates. Although not the strongest roofs available to man, asphalt shingles get the job done for decades, and in some cases even longer. Volatile temperature changes can have a big impact on your roofing system, and it is important to review all of the risks of roof damage that come with cold weather. So let’s take a look at the top 5 Ways to Protect Your Asphalt Roof from Cold Weather.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Some homeowners mistakenly think that that have to patch every possible airway coming in or out of their home. If you don’t allow for ventilation, moisture during cold weather could cause condensation to leak from attics. When the temperatures change frequently, the build up from condensation can get so bad that it seems like someone has a water hose spraying through your roof. Make sure you have plenty of ventilation for the air in your home.
Never try to install asphalt shingles yourself, especially during cold weather.
Shingles are less flexible when subjected to less than 40 degree weather. This may cause the shingles to crack or break apart. Also, nails can bust through the shingle very easily when these shingles become less flexible and cold. Get a professional College Station Roofing Company to handle it instead.
Don’t walk on your roof during cold weather.
That is, unless you want to break or crack your shingles. Or unless you want to slip and break or crack your neck! Injuries from climbing on your roof are not covered by any warranties. Let a professional College Station Roofer scale your roof, and try not to make them do it when it’s iced over.
Don’t attempt to repair your asphalt shingle roof yourself during cold weather
Because if you do and happen to crack some shingles, it will not be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. Don’t be left without a roof! Call Schulte Roofing if you have attempted to do any repair on your roof. They will go through a 17 point inspection during their maintenance program, and tell you exactly how they’re going to fix it.
Take care of your roof throughout the year.
Some sealants and other materials used in the roofing installation process may also crack or break during cold temperature. This can be dangerous for the roof and would need to be repaired immediately. Properly providing maintenance services to your roof will keep it strong and healthy. Fortunately, Schulte Roofing puts you under their Over Head Care Plan for 3 years when you let them install your roof. This ensures that your roof will get all of the proper maintenance it needs up to 3 years.
These five simple guidelines will help you make sure that your roof is always covered and always intact. Don’t let cold weather get you down, call Schulte Roofing today to schedule roofing maintenance.