Home Inspection Flashcard #30

Roof, Asphalt Shingle

What's Your Call?

This photo shows hail damage to an asphalt cap shingle. Why is a cap shingle likely to suffer more damage than a field shingle from hail carrying the same amount of impact energy?

a.They are the highest point on the roof.

b. Cap shingles have a softer substrate.

c. Hail is more likely to hit them at a perpendicular angle.

d. Cap shingles are generally made from lower quality materials.

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