Over time, your asphalt shingles will experience damage. Cracks and splits are among the most common issues that they can encounter. Both of these issues can expose your roof’s sheathing to water damage and eventually damage your home’s structure. Here, we explain the difference between shingle splitting and cracking.
When there are fast changes in the temperature, your shingles will expand and contract quickly. These changes can make the joints between your shingles decrease in size in warm temperatures and increase in cold temperatures. Eventually, the shingles under the joints will also shrink, causing stress to your bridging shingles. This stress will decrease the effectiveness of your roof’s adhesive strips.
Before the problem gets worse, you should schedule roof maintenance with a reliable contractor like Pressure Point Eugene, LLC. Our team will be able to determine shingle splitting before any significant damage to your roof occurs. This will also save you from costly repairs or replacement.
With too much heat outside and inside your home, your shingles may experience a lot of pressure that leads to shingle cracking. Shingle cracking happens when shingles lose volatiles due to evaporation. These volatiles have a low boiling point that, with the heat from the sun, can evaporate and cause cracking. If there is extreme heat, you may notice random cracking or craze-crack. If your roof is new and you’re experiencing a craze-crack, then your roofing materials may have a weak matting or are made of low-quality materials.
If shingle cracking occurs on your roofing, you will need a roof repair. Our professional roofers will help you repair or replace, whatever is needed for your roof. We are also going to make sure that there is enough roof and attic ventilation so that your roof shingles are protected from this kind of damage.
When it comes to your roof, never settle for poor workmanship and low-quality materials. Here at Pressure Point Roofing Eugene, LLC, we offer high-quality roofing products from the leading industry brands. Call us now at (541) 688-7663, or fill out our contact form for a free quote. We’re excited to serve Oregon homeowners, including those living in and around Springfield.