Homeowners in Huntsville and the surrounding area have little to worry about in terms of frozen precipitation. However, Alabama weather can still wreak havoc on your home. The question is – did you choose a roof that can stand up to these challenges? When it comes to shingle roof replacement, know your environmental enemies, and plan for victory.
Some roofing is designed to withstand wind uplift, a phenomenon that occurs when a strong gust of wind gets under a shingle tab and pulls it away from the adhesive? Owens Corning TruDefinition® Duration STORM® Impact-Resistant shingles, which the Yellowhammer Roofing team has head great luck with, provides wind resistance up to 130 miles per hour.
Careful selection during shingle roof replacement can help you save money on your electric bill. Central air conditioning has to fight the Southern heat to keep you and your family cool. Choosing reflective roofing, such as GAF’s Timberline Cool Series, can help to prevent heat infiltration from soaking into your home – and your wallet.
Ultraviolet radiation from a southern sun does tremendous damage to all types of roofing; it is usually the leading cause of early shingle failure. GAF’s deep-cut architectural shingles provide advanced protection against sun and other damage. When you chose shingle roof replacement, did you take into account the long-lasting durability of shingles?
Alabama residents are a little too familiar with this act of nature. Getting more than 54 inches a year, excessive rain will wash away shingle granules, which shortens the life of your roof. Wind-driven rain can seep up under shingles, leading to water damage. Again, GAF’s advanced protection system can help you prolong the life of your roof. When looking into shingle roof replacement, consider the leak barrier—part of a complete roofing system—that will invisibly protect your Huntsville home’s sheathing.
Maintenance and Repair
Shingles, like any building material, can be harmed from blunt force, hail, or other localized damage. Unlike other roofing systems, though, shingles can be replaced one at a time, or in a large area, matching the existing color for a seamless, beautiful repair.
So – Did You Make the Right Choice?
With all these points in mind – did you make the right choice with your roofing system? For more information on maintaining your roof – or the right materials to select when installing a new one – please contact our team at Yellowhammer Roofing.