Care For Your Roof

Getting The Most Out Of Your Asphalt Shingles

Daris Brown, Writer
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Many factors affect the life expectancy of a roof, beginning with shingle design and regional weather conditions. The skills of the roofing contractor and ongoing maintenance also contribute to getting the most out of your roofing shingles.

But even a roof that is skillfully installed may not last long if lower quality asphalt roof shingles are used. Considering all that a roof covers – family and personal possessions – homeowners should do their due diligence to ensure they have the highest level of protection.

Affecting Factors

Asphalt shingles are a highly popular material for pitched roofs because they are relatively inexpensive, easy to install and require little maintenance. To get the most out of your roof, it is important to regularly monitor the environmental conditions and attic ventilation to help protect your roof from aging prematurely.

A properly balanced ventilation system is critically important to the life expectancy of asphalt shingles. An inadequate or improperly ventilated attic can reduce the life of asphalt shingles.

Tree branches chafing on shingles, leaf debris piling up and wide temperature swings that cause roof materials to expand and contract can also shorten the life of asphalt shingles.

Atlas Roofing Shingles

Atlas Roofing manufactures six lines of quality asphalt shingles; StormMaster® Shake, StormMaster® Slate, Pinnacle® Pristine, ProLam™ architectural shingles, GlassMaster® performance fiberglass 3-tab shingles and Tough-Glass® fiberglass 3-tab shingles. They are available in a variety of styles and with a range of performance features. Each one comes with an industry-leading warranty for its category. For additional tips on how you can get the most out of your roof, visit or contact an Atlas sales representative today.