Maintaining your roof could be difficult especially if you’re unaware of each of its features. For your asphalt shingles, cracking and splitting are among the most common dilemmas you may encounter. The two may be used interchangeably but they are different things. Understanding how they differ is vital in helping you get a definitive assessment of your asphalt shingle’s condition prior to getting a roof replacement. In this post, Home Pro Exteriors Inc shares a guide for a clearer view.
Cracking Vs. Splitting
Cracking usually occurs in organic or fiberglass shingles due to aging and moisture. It is also common to asphalt mixes with excessive fillers. However, if you just had a new roof installed, cracking could be a sign that your shingles are weak and low-quality.
Meanwhile, splitting happens due to changes in temperature. It can be noted that warm temperatures make shingles expand. This causes the joints to decrease in size. Whenever it’s cold, joints tend to become larger. Keep track of these noticeable changes so you’ll grasp when to call a professional for a future inspection and roof repair.
Factors Behind Cracking and Splitting
High-speed winds are a huge factor for both situations as well. Modern asphalt shingle roofs are designed with wind resistance that has reinforcing adhesives at the shingle edges. Sometimes the wind may be too strong and lift these shingles, folding may occur. This is when cracks on the granule layer begin to appear and eventually, cause splitting. If you’re worried about your roof, at least, now you were able to have an overview between the two.
Whether you’re in need of roof repair, roof replacement, or siding consultations, we’re happy to provide the best solution for your home improvement plans. Call Home Pro Exteriors at (845) 299-2031 for your no-obligation, in-home consultation. You can also submit our contact form and we’ll be sure to get back to you promptly. We cater to clients around Middletown, NY.