Does Heat Affect Your Roof?

The simple answer is YES, but lets take a look at the 5 ways the Sun Can Affect Your Roof:

High temperatures

If there is nothing to provide shade, your roof will get damaged due to extreme sunlight. Dark materials absorb heat, which leads to high temperatures of 150 degrees Fahrenheit. With such high temperatures, your roof can break down easily since chemical processes are accelerated. A proper ventilation system will help prevent extreme heat from causing damage to your roof.

Ultraviolet Light Damage

UV light can cause damage to carpet, cars, furniture, and even your skin. UV rays will make your roof age quickly. Sunlight strikes your roof which constantly damages it. Your asphalt shingles will begin to buckle, split and wilt.  Protect your roof by blocking sun rays with shading. You can hire contractors to install polyurethane foam on your roof.

Thermal Shock

Thermal shock is when your roof reaches high temperatures and cools down when the sun goes down. It makes your roofing materials contract and expands, which weakens them over time. Metal roofing which is subjected to thermal shock begins to create gaps and warp.

Fades Roof Color

If your shingles have started to fade, it could be due to the powerful UV rays. The discoloration can affect how your roof performs its job. The color of your roofing materials keeps harmful rays from damaging the roof surface.

Summer Storms

The summer thunderstorms lead to extreme wind, which leads to damage to your roof. Your metal roof becomes dented, and the tiles become loose. That is why you should always inspect your roof after a storm.


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