Your roofing shingles may crack or split over time. And, while the damage may look a bit similar, shingle cracking and splitting are actually two different things. Here are some of the key differences between them.
To make the asphalt shingles more flexible and waterproof, volatiles (chemicals with a low boiling point) are added to the asphalt mix. But the roofing material may gradually lose its volatiles because of evaporation, moisture or old age. This causes the asphalt shingles to dry out and shrink, and they’ll soon develop cracks, which in turn, makes them more susceptible to leaks.
Excess filler in the asphalt mix can also cause shingles to crack even if they’re still relatively new. You can prevent this happening by choosing higher quality shingles for your roofing system. This means turning to a roofing contractor you know you can trust. For many Arkansas homeowners, the name to call is AQ Roofing LLC. We are fully certified by trusted industry names, GAF and CertainTeed®, so you know the shingle roofing options we offer are always exceptional.
This problem can occur when the asphalt shingles are exposed to fluctuating temperatures. This is called ‘thermal splitting’, and it puts unnecessary strain on the adhesive strips of the shingles because of the continuous cycle of expansion and contraction. Since the asphalt shingles are no longer firmly attached to the roof, the system becomes more vulnerable to water infiltration and wind damage. And, when left unchecked? The splitting not only compromises your roof’s weather resistance, but it also increases the potential for early roof replacement.
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When it comes to high-quality residential roofing services, you need not look any further than AQ Roofing LLC. You can count on us to effectively deal with shingle cracking or splitting on your roof and ensure exceptional weather protection for your home, no matter the season. We proudly serve the areas in and around Sherwood and Little Rock, AR. Call us today at (501) 951-1683, or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation. We’d love to hear from you!