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The Heat is On: Why Asphalt Roof Shingles Degrade Faster in High Heat and Desert Locations"

Asphalt shingles, the go-to roofing material for many homes across North America, are renowned for their durability and cost-effectiveness. However, in certain environments, they face a unique set of challenges that can accelerate their degradation. In this blog, we explore why asphalt roof shingles tend to deteriorate faster in high-heat desert locations and compare this to coastal homes. Plus, we introduce a game-changing solution - Greener Shingles Rejuvenator.

How Greener Shingles Rejuvenator Works:

  • Revives Shingle Flexibility: This revolutionary product penetrates shingles, restoring their flexibility even in the face of extreme temperature fluctuations.

  • UV Protection: Greener Shingles Rejuvenator creates a protective barrier against harmful UV rays, shielding your shingles from premature aging.

  • Moisture Retention: It helps your shingles retain essential moisture, preventing them from becoming brittle and prone to cracking.

  • Proven Track Record: With 5 years of success in applications all over North America, Greener Shingles Rejuvenator is a trusted solution that has been rigorously tested and proven effective.

The Desert Dilemma: Why Shingles Struggle

Intense Heat and UV Exposure: High-heat desert regions like the American Southwest are no stranger to sweltering temperatures and relentless sun. Asphalt shingles exposed to such conditions endure a daily onslaught of UV radiation and extreme heat. Over time, this exposure can lead to shingle deterioration.

Lack of Moisture: Another factor working against asphalt shingles in the desert is the scarcity of moisture. Shingles need occasional rain or humidity to help maintain their flexibility and resist cracking. In arid desert climates, this moisture is often lacking, causing shingles to dry out and become brittle.

Thermal Cycling: Desert regions often experience significant temperature fluctuations between day and night. This constant expansion and contraction can stress shingles, causing them to lose granules, crack, and curl.

(The above image is an Authorized Dealer submitted Before and After from the 2023 season)

Comparing to Coastal Homes: A Different Battle

Now, let's contrast the challenges faced by asphalt shingles in desert locations with those in coastal areas.

High Humidity: Coastal homes typically experience higher humidity levels. While excessive moisture can be detrimental to shingles, moderate humidity can actually help maintain their flexibility and prevent them from becoming brittle.

Salt Spray and Coastal Winds: Coastal homes contend with salt spray from the ocean and strong coastal winds. While this can wear on shingles over time, it's a different type of stress compared to the intense heat and UV radiation in desert regions.

Greener Shingles Rejuvenator: The Ultimate Solution

So, what can homeowners in high-heat desert areas or coastal regions do to extend the life of their asphalt roof shingles? Enter Greener Shingles Rejuvenator.

Derived from a road rejuvenator with over 17 years of success on asphalt roadways, parking lots, and driveways, Greener Shingles Rejuvenator is the number one product on the market today for extending the life of your shingles.

Lab tested and Proven to:

  • Mass Loss: Greener Shingles Rejuvenator performs 9.1 times better than un-treated shingles

  • Wash off Material: Greener Shingles Rejuvenator performs 3.1 times better than un-treated shingles

  • Oxidative Aging : Greener Shingles Rejuvenator performs 8.1 times better than un-treated shingles

  • Shingle Flexibility: Greener Shingles Rejuvenator improved low-temperature flexibility

  • Shingle Color and Appearance: Greener Shingles Rejuvenator exhibit a significantly different appearance than those left untreated. Un-treated shingles show a clear increase in the roofing granules lost.

In conclusion, while asphalt roof shingles in high-heat desert locations face unique challenges due to intense heat, UV exposure, and moisture scarcity, those in coastal areas must contend with salt spray and coastal winds. However, the common denominator for extending the life of your asphalt shingles is Greener Shingles Rejuvenator. Derived from a tried-and-tested road rejuvenator, it's the ultimate solution for maintaining the integrity and longevity of your roof in any climate. Say goodbye to premature shingle degradation and hello to a longer-lasting, more resilient roof.

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