There are things that sound and appear similar but are actually different from each other. This is true with asphalt shingle and cracking. Some people use them interchangeably, but if you take a closer look at a cracked and split shingle, you’ll start to notice a slight difference between them. The premier roof replacement company in the area, Summit Roofing & Restoration, Inc. shares what you need to know.
Spotting Cracked Shingles
Both shingle cracking and splitting are represented by fissures running across the surface of the roof material. A cracked shingle has shallower fissures, but even with an intact asphalt layer, the roof material will still be vulnerable to weather damage. In fact, cracks weaken the stability of the shingles, causing them to buckle or get easily blown off by high winds. General wear and tear is the most common reason for shingle cracking.
Identifying Split Shingles
You’ll find that in split asphalt shingles, the fissures appear to run much deeper. In most cases, the split can actually go all the way through the asphalt layer, which makes the roof material more susceptible to water infiltration. Shingle splitting usually occurs due to thermal expansion, which causes shingle layers to pull away from each other when exposed to extreme changes in weather and temperature.
How Cracked or Split Shingles Are Dealt With
It’s simple. Have a trusted roofing contractor, such as Summit Roofing & Restoration, Inc. perform a comprehensive inspection of your existing roof. If the cracks and splits affect most of the asphalt roof system, our skilled and experienced roof technicians may suggest a complete roof replacement. It’s the surest way to keep your home safe and dry against inclement weather.
There are roofers who do a good job, and then there’s Summit Roofing & Restoration, Inc. who does an exceptional job. We remain the go-to roof replacement company in Tipton County and beyond because:
- We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured for your greater protection.
- We have over 40 years of experience, ensuring your project will be finished to the highest quality standards.
- We are a GAF Certified Master Elite® roofing contractor, allowing you access to asphalt shingle roof systems that are designed for superior weather resistance, long-lasting performance, and unrivaled beauty.
- We continue to earn 5-star ratings and reviews in Google My Business and Facebook from satisfied customers – a testament of the quality of our workmanship and service.
Schedule a Roof Evaluation Today
Summit Roofing & Restoration, Inc. can handle all your roofing needs, from roof repair and maintenance, to complete roof replacement. With our professional team on your side, we’ll make sure your project goes on safely and smoothly, from start to finish. Request a FREE roofing estimate by calling us at (901) 430-1974 or filling out this contact form. We proudly serve Atoka, TN, and the surrounding areas.