Asphalt shingles should be carefully installed in areas that have hotter climates. Even after installation, foot traffic on the roof must be limited, especially in extreme temperatures.
In today’s post, your local roofing contractor, Elite Roofing Solutions, discusses issues roofers face when installing asphalt shingles in hot climates.
Proper ventilation is essential to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. Poor ventilation can cause excessive heat and moisture buildup, both affecting the structural integrity of the roof.
Hot, humid air contains more moisture vapor than cooler, drier air. If the warm, moist air doesn’t cool down, it can condense and turn to liquid. Moisture causes wood to expand and contract more and nails to back out.
Shingles can become weak with excessive moisture. This, combined with extremely hot temperatures, will prematurely age shingles and weaken the bond between the shingle matrix and fiberglass mat. If you’re experiencing roof troubles, contact Elite Roofing Solutions for fast and reliable residential roofing services.
Shingles should be stored indoors or in a shaded area as much as possible to protect them from the elements. Prolonged site storage and cross-bundle stacking should be avoided to prevent distortion.
The substrate and underlayment should lay flat and smooth. Underlayments are very susceptible to damage from foot traffic when exposed to higher temperatures. Shingles should be kept cool before installation as they bond together quickly in hot weather. They can take on any distortion or irregularities of the substrate if not installed flat.
Avoid improper fastening with a pneumatic application by setting the pressure for a flush application. This will have to be adjusted as the temperature changes. Direct exposure to the sun can increase the temperature of the shingles, which will make it easier to overdrive the fastener.
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