When it comes to asphalt shingles, there are different types out there. The features that the shingles have can help them to last longer, help them to minimize damage from hail, or help to keep your home cooler on warm summer days. One of the newest features that you can find in asphalt shingles is streak-resistance. If you are having a new roof installed, you may be wondering what the pros and cons of using streak-resistant asphalt shingles on your roof are. Here are some of those pros and cons.
The Cons of Streak-Resistant Asphalt Shingle Technology
- They Are More Expensive Than Non-Streak-Resistant Shingles
One of the downsides to using streak-resistant shingles is that they are more expensive than those that do not have this technology. If price is a leading factor in your decision or you are on a tight budget, these types of shingles may not be a good fit for you.
- Not Every Climate Can Benefit From These Shingles
The other disadvantage to streak-resistant asphalt shingles is that they are really only beneficial in climates where algae is an issue with your roof. This typically includes humid or moist environments. If you live in a dry environment, this type of technology may not benefit you.
The Pros of Streak-Resistant Asphalt Shingle Technology
- They Help to Prevent Algae From Forming on the Roof
The biggest advantage associated with streak-resistant asphalt shingle technology is that these shingles help to prevent algae from forming on your roof. Algae can cause black streaks to form on your roof, making it dirty and requiring you to have to clean your roof more frequently. Algae can also destroy asphalt shingles, leading to you needing more roof repairs. If you want to reduce the frequency in which you need to clean, maintain, or repair your roof due to algae, these shingles may be a great choice.
- They Help to Maintain the Color of Your Asphalt Shingles
The other benefit associated with streak-resistant asphalt shingle technology is that the technology helps to maintain the vibrancy and color of your shingles. This can help your shingles to look newer for longer, which can increase the curb appeal and the overall look and feel of your home's exterior.
If you are having a new roof installed, streak-resistant asphalt shingles may be a smart decision for your roof. They can help to reduce the frequency in which your roof needs to be cleaned, help to reduce the frequency in which algae damage needs to be repaired, and help to extend the vibrancy and color of your shingles. Contact a residential roofing contractor today to learn more about streak-resistant asphalt shingles and if they are ideal for your roof.
To learn more about your options, contact a company like Pyramid Roofing Inc.