A new asphalt shingle roof is an important investment. Take care of it, and it will take care of you and your family. Here Hader Solutions shares some of the best practices to follow that will help you get the most of your asphalt shingle roof.
Invest in Quality Roofing
Asphalt shingles offer the widest selection in terms of options, which means you can choose virtually any color, shape and size that will fit your roofing requirements. With so many options available, it pays to do some research and choose quality roofing.
For instance, instead of traditional three-tab shingles, consider choosing laminated asphalt shingles, also known as “architectural” or “dimensional” shingles. Laminated shingles are twice as thick as traditional shingles, and variations in the size of the upper layer create a textured look that mimics the look of real wood shakes. Laminated shingles also tend to be more durable, have a longer life span and have better warranty coverage. The upfront cost may be higher, but the benefits make the investment worth it.
Don’t Skimp on Workmanship
The quality of the installation is just as critical as the choice of materials. After all, the roof won’t perform as designed if improperly installed. Make every effort to choose a roofing company with a proven track record of successful installations. They should be licensed, insured and bonded. If you have a specific roofing system or manufacturer in mind, hiring a roofing company that holds manufacturer certification is your assurance that they know the roofing system inside and out.
Don’t Neglect Roofing Maintenance
Roofing maintenance is something that can’t be over-emphasized, as asphalt shingle roofs are constantly exposed to wear and tear. In addition to the scheduled maintenance conducted by your roofing contractor, you should also perform regular roofing inspections at least twice a year. Keeping an eye on your roof’s condition lets you find and address minor roofing issues before they become worse. Also, roofing maintenance and repairs cost a mere fraction of what it would run you to fix a neglected roof.
Learn How to Properly Care for Your Roof With Hader Solutions
To learn more about keeping your roof in top condition, call Hader Solutions today at (513) 612-9201. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve Cincinnati and the surrounding areas.