Asphalt shingles are undeniably one of the most cost-effective roofing materials available in the market. With a lifespan of 20-30 years, exceptional durability, and easy repair and replacement, they’re the best choice for homeowners across Calgary, AB. However, as the seasons are approaching extreme temperatures again, is it possible that new asphalt shingle roofs can increase your roof’s lifespan and durability?

Asphalt shingles have good density. However, a single step is enough to crack or bend their shape. However, it can withstand rain and snow storm exceptionally well. Proper installation by dependable Calgary, AB roofers, such as No Payne Roofing, will yield great insulation benefits. With seamless installation, outside air will need to penetrate tighter and denser material before it touches your asphalt shingle roof underlayment.

On the other hand, asphalt shingle roofing and your underlayment aren’t enough to stop outside temperatures from penetrating your property. Your attic insulated is one way to help your asphalt shingles slow down the passing of hot air. Most homeowners in Calgary, AB, work with specialist insulators that use blowers to administer insulation-improving materials evenly.

However, you’ll need to provide proper ventilation for your asphalt shingle roof too. When extreme temperatures arrive, ice dams become a big problem, even if you have proper insulation for your property. Sufficient ventilation prevents it from happening. All Roofing Solutions has a great post about it below.

Insufficient insulation is especially common in older homes, which were generally constructed when building codes did not require as much insulation. Regardless of the season, a poorly insulated home can be a huge cost for homeowners due to the constant running of heating or cooling systems.

An example of attic insulation

While the need for sufficient ventilation and insulation of asphalt shingle roofs is clear, meeting this need isn’t always easy. Simply adding venting and insulation to an existing roof without knowing the optimal type, amount, and location is not recommended. Homeowners should seek professional advice before attempting this type of work.

If your roof is not properly ventilated, what can your roofer do? The solution depends on what is causing the lack of airflow. In the simplest case, there may be insulation or some other material obstructing vents. If this is the problem, a roofer will simply remove the obstruction. In many cases, the lack of ventilation is caused by something more serious—such as a lack of intake or exhaust vents or the inappropriate placement of vents. (Continued)

If you need trustworthy roofing repairs and replacements, you can count on No Payne Roofing to deliver exceptional results for all your projects. We’re a Certainteed-certified roofer that can provide you with lifetime warranties on both Certainteed materials and labor. Contact us today!