Advances in technology and building materials have led to the creation of specialized residential roofing systems that excel in certain areas. As a new roof is a significant investment, it may be worth installing special asphalt shingles if your area suffers from significant heat, humidity or hail issues. WaterpROOFessional Roofing explains more:
Intense Heat – Prolonged exposure to sunlight and scorching temperatures can cause plenty of damage to a typical roofing system. The heat can cause the materials to degrade, and it can increase your indoor temperature. This can lead to overworked cooling systems that consume too much energy. Fortunately, many manufacturers make asphalt shingles that can reflect the sun’s rays away from your home and keep your interior cool.
Dampness or Humidity – Excessive dampness or humidity can lead to algae growth on your roof. While algae don’t actually damage your roof, the black streaks can greatly affect your home’s curb appeal. To combat this problem, many roofing manufacturers offer products that are copper-infused. Copper prevents algae growth. Want even more algae resistance? As a metal roofing installation expert, we can install a beautiful and durable metal roof for your home.
Frequent Hail – Most roofing manufacturers now offer impact-resistant asphalt shingles to protect your home against hail. These products are tested against steel balls to ensure their toughness. In addition, many insurance companies now give discounts if you have an impact-resistant roof. When choosing impact-resistant products, make sure to choose shingles that have Class IV Impact Resistance. This is the highest rating.
WaterpROOFessional Roofing is the leading choice for roofing installation and repair services in our local area because of our quality products from top manufacturers like GAF and CertainTeed. We can install asphalt shingles that meet your home’s unique needs. We serve many communities, including Urbana, IL, and the surrounding areas. Call us at (217) 318-0990 to learn more about our products and services. You can also ask for a free quote.