Weather affects roofs on many levels. Some elements cause immediate damage while others compromise the structural integrity of shingles slowly but surely. Thermal cycling is one phenomenon that should concern you. This is when roofing materials expand when it’s hot and contract when it’s cold. The greater the difference between day and night temperatures, the more vulnerable the shingles are to the effects of thermal cycling.
Granule loss should concern you for many reasons. This phenomenon accelerates shingle wear, decreases your house’s curb appeal and may affect your roof’s energy efficiency.
Standing seam metal roofing systems are gaining in popularity among all roof types today. More and more, home exterior remodeling companies are starting to recommend this roofing to their clients. Let’s review some of the features and advantages which make them such a popular choice.