Asphalt shingles are arguably the most widespread roofing system in America. It pays to get only those of the highest quality to ensure your home has maximum protection against the elements for years to come. In this post, local roofing contractor All American Roofing discusses common manufacturing defects found in subpar asphalt shingles, as well as how to spot and keep them from ending up on your own roof.
Granules Coming Off
You might notice how the roofs on some newer homes may seem to have lost color so soon after installation. A considerable loss of shingle granules may be the culprit. Shingles do lose granules over time, but at a very slow rate. The minerals in granules are intended to protect the shingles from extreme heat and exposure to UV rays. Without them, your roof will age much quicker than you may have initially expected.
Asphalt roofing shingles that look like they have developed a rash or gotten blisters are a glaring defect. The rash and blister are indications of moisture getting trapped between the shingle layers during manufacturing. We avoid such defective materials at All American Roofing by offering not only those that are of the highest quality, but have also passed through the strictest tests and inspections.
During the manufacturing process, a shingle will get spliced here and there. Unfortunately, some roofers don’t throw these damaged shingles away and you may end up with a couple of spliced shingles on your roof without knowing it. A shingle in this condition is either torn, distorted or actually spliced, opening up layers of material.
At All American Roofing, we take pride in being a roofing company that offers the best available options there are for asphalt shingles today. We are also manufacturer-certified installers, as demonstrated by our GAF Master Elite® contractor and a CertainTeed® Master Shingle Applicator™ distinctions. Give us a call at (405) 787-0400 or (918) 583-0100 and let us walk you through all the products we can offer for your home. Inquire about our free consultations too if you have a home in Broken Arrow, Tulsa or Oklahoma City, OK.