How to Make a Roof Last: The Affordable and Easy Guide to Keeping Your Shingles in Great Shape

How can you make a roof last? Roofs are among the most expensive (and important) mandatory investments you’ll make on your home, and extending the longevity of your roof (without damaging or weakening it in the long run) can ultimately save thousands of dollars. There are no magical fixes when it comes to improving your roof’s structure, but there are crucial pieces of knowledge that can completely revamp your approach to roof maintenance, allowing you to keep your roof stronger and more durable for years to come. Let’s talk about the most underrated roof maintenance tip that every homeowner should know about.

How Your Shingles Operate

Your shingles need oil. Brand-new shingles are infused with oils that allow them to remain elastic, which in turn prevents cracking and breaking. This balance between strength and elasticity is crucial in shingles in order for them to remain effective, and it’s when this balance is lost that shingles begin to deteriorate. The key to shingle elasticity is oil. As shingles are exposed to the elements, their oils gradually dry out, leaving the shingles themselves unprotected. As their oil supplies are depleted, shingles begin to chip, crack, and break, which in turn makes it easier for your roof as a whole to experience structural damage and leaks. When this happens, the only thing left to do is replace the shingles on your roof, which is expensive, time-consuming, and inconvenient.

Keep Your Shingles Healthy

A staggering 50% of homeowners who replace their shingles are doing so prematurely. The truth is that, about half the time, shingles that are replaced don’t actually need to be; they just need their oil stores to be replenished. That’s where soy-fusion technology comes in.

Soy-fusion technology utilizes soybeans to create an oil solution specifically for roof shingles, enabling them to remain elastic and strong over time. By treating your shingles with soy-fusion technology when they show signs of drying out, you’ll be replenishing what they desperately need in order to stay sturdy and strong for years to come. This will help you avoid cracks and breakages on your roof, which enables you to avoid shingle replacement for a great deal of time. This isn’t some sort of “quick fix” or bandaid to the problem of shingle deterioration; you’re not artificially extending your shingles’ lifetime beyond the limit. Instead, you’re allowing your shingles to actually remain intact for the amount of time that they’re supposed to last in the first place. Soy-fusion technology shingle treatment isn’t a cover-up; it’s a powerful way to allow your shingles to function as they should.

The Impact of Soy-fusion Technology

Each year, millions of tons of shingles and roofing materials are disposed of into landfills. The environmental impact of this level of waste can’t be overstated, especially when about 50% of it doesn’t need to be there in the first place. Soy-fusion roof treatments prevent wasteful roof replacements, which helps to keep a great deal of debris out of landfills. As a fully biodegradable solution, soy fusion is good for the environment in more ways than one. Treating your shingles with soy-fusion technology is an excellent option both for your home maintenance budget and the world at large.
Wondering how to make a roof last? If the shingles on your roof appear to be cracking or breaking, it doesn’t have to be the end of the line. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a free quote on your soy-fusion technology shingle treatment.

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About A+ SoftWash

A+ SoftWash & Pressure Washing was founded with our consumers’ best interest at heart. We found homeowners were being advised to replace roofs, stucco, and siding only because they were dirty, not old and damaged. Contractors often recommend expensive remodeling projects, although your building materials still have remaining life. Maintaining clean surfaces with SoftWash will extend the life of your exterior facades for a fraction of the cost of replacing them.

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