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Wind damage to Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials in the United States due to their affordability, durability, and versatility. However, they are not immune to the effects of wind damage, which can compromise the integrity of the shingles and lead to leaks, water damage, and even structural issues.

Basics of Roofing Ventilation

Although often overlooked, proper ventilation in your attic is essential to proper performance of any asphalt shingle roofing system. Popper ventilation can also decrease your monthly utility bills and even increase the comfort of your home. Perhaps the most common misconception about attic space is that you want your attic to be at the same temperature as your home.

Everything you should (but probably don’t) know about asphalt shingle roofs.

When you picture a roof in your mind you’re probably picturing an asphalt shingle roof of some kind. That is the go to roofing system for almost every roofing contractor and home-owner alike. Whether it’s an architectural roof shingle, three tab, or a fancy designer roof shingle, a new asphalt shingle roof can protect your biggest investment, add value to your home and give you serious peace of mind.

What size hail causes roof damage?

Regardless of size, hail is capable of causing damage. The level of damage they cause is dependent on the condition of the roof, construction material, impact velocity, and projectile size.

Metal roofs are the clear winner when it comes to resilience whereas asphalt is practically a sitting duck when it comes to these airborne chunks of ice. The following guidelines should give you a general idea of what damage to expect from each respective size of hail.

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How to choose a roofing contractor

The hardest part of handling a roof repair or replacement is finding someone who is qualified to do the job. After you suffer damage due to a storm, you likely want to get your home back on track, and the first step in that process is repairing everything.

There are often tons of contractors that flock into towns following a natural calamity, but that doesn’t mean that you should hire the first person you see.

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