Roof Ridge Rot

This was a 10 year-old, heavy-duty asphalt shingle roof in Danville with a 40-year warranty.

Provided it’s safe, home inspectors climb onto roofs to look at the conditions.

The roof field looked great, but every single roof ridge shingle was deteriorated. Why?

Before roof manufacturers manufactured roof ridge shingles, roofers would take a standard organic asphalt shingle – remove the tabs – fold the shingle back on itself and use it as a ridge shingle.

These organic shingles would last 6-10 years due to the sun’s UV rays drying out the shingles and making them brittle.

Using a newer fiberglass shingle in this manner proved to last much longer.

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