Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Thermal Fractured Shingles

Thermal Fractured Shingles

Thermal fractured shingles are cracked shingles that are the result of warm shingles being exposed to cold rain showers.  This is a similar reaction of a small rock chip in your car windshield and the warm defroster causes it to expand or contract too fast, then you end up with a cracked windshield.

This occurs a lot in the Mountain West where we have extreme weather.  Hot summer days turn into a snowy afternoon in less than 24 hours.

Typically, this does not happen to roofs that do not need replacement.  This is a good sign to check with your local roofer.  They can help you decide what is the best plan of action when this occurs.

Using plastic roof vents also has a toll from weather.  The heating and cooling of our dramatic weather causes the plastic to become brittle quickly.  

It is a good idea to make sure that you are getting steel or aluminum vents when you are replacing your roof.  
If you have any questions email us.  We are happy to help with any inquiries.

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