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5 Factors That Affect Your Roof’s Performance

When you’re planning to shop for a new roofing system, knowing the factors that affect its performance and lifespan can help you get the most out of it. The following are factors that affect your roof’s long-term performance according to the area’s top roofing companies:

  1. Sunlight – In addition to visible light, it’s also composed of invisible rays such as infrared (or solar heat) and UV rays. So far, no roofing material has been made that resists its effects 100%, although some materials are more damage-resistant than others. Roofs with “cool” features have reflective properties that help reduce the effects of infrared rays, as well as the heat absorbed through the roof.

  1. Rain and Snow – Today’s roofing systems are designed to protect themselves against water intrusion that could lead to moisture damage as well as mold and mildew growth. The less damage and holes the roof has, the better it can protect your home from water intrusion.

  1. Attic Insulation – In addition to minimizing heat loss during winter, attic insulation prevents ice dams from forming by keeping the roof from melting the snow on it. When this happens, the melted ice flows to the roof’s edges, refreezes, and forms a dam that pushes water back up the roof, leading to moisture intrusion.

  1. Wind – High winds can easily lift shingles, especially at the roof’s edges, leaving it open for water intrusion. Many of today’s roofing systems feature starter shingles, the first row of the roofing material installed at the edge, enhanced with adhesives for better protection against high winds. Roofing systems rated for hurricane-force winds are ideal if your area is in the path of high winds.

  1. Flashing – Flashing is the piece of metal that is installed in valleys, chimneys, and other areas that penetrate or break the roof plane. These areas also happen to endure more wear and tear than the rest of the roof, so it’s important to check and ensure the flashing is not loose or missing and have it promptly repaired as soon as you notice it.

High-Performance Roofs From Hader Solutions

To learn more about durable and worry-free roofing systems, call Hader Solutions today at (513) 612-9201 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We are located in Cincinnati, OH, and serve nearby areas.

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