Q: When should I consider sealing my shingles? Call for a free consultation 973-599-0811 A: There are a few factors as to when you should seal your shingles:
- Age of shingles: A good rule of thumb is 10 years. Starting treatment early can result in doubling your shingles service life while greatly reducing problems during that time.
- Loss of protective costing: The protective coating or “granules” are critical for reflecting the sun’s harmful UV rays that cause shingles to become brittle, crack and leak. Once you start seeing granules in your gutters it’s time to seal. Roof Maxx treatment enhances granule adhesion helping prolong shingle life.
- Shingle staining and streaking (algae growth): Heavy shingle staining is caused by manufacturers’ overuse of inexpensive crushed limestone fillers. Algae, common on northern facing roof slopes, retains moisture for long periods of time. During winter months this moisture expands, breaking granules loose. Roof Maxx has natural fungicides that resist algae growth.