As we enjoy the summer season and do our best to remain cool in the extreme heat, it is important to remember that it can negatively affect your roof. Roofs are designed and built to withstand many weather conditions. Still, extreme heat can cause excessive damage to the more vulnerable parts of your roofing system.
When the weather heats up, you want to be able to enjoy your summer without worrying about your roof. But hearing about the extreme weather forecast for next week can make you nervous—especially if your roof isn’t in tip-top shape.
Here are a few things to consider when addressing how the heat will affect your roof:
Proper Ventilation For Humidity:
When it comes to your roof, you want to ensure it is adequately ventilated. This will help prevent the heat from building up inside your home, which could cause pressure and warp the wood from which the roof is made. Appropriately ventilating the underside of the roof will allow the heat to move through the attic and not get trapped inside.
UV Lighting & Thermal Shock:
It’s no secret that UV light from the Sun can do a number of negative things with prolonged exposure. Its effect on roofs is just as bad as any other household item. During the summer, sunlight strikes the roof with the least atmospheric interference all year, constantly wearing it down whether it’s cloudy or not. Over time shingles will fade, crack, wilt, split, and even cup.
Popping roof seams and loose nails are among the sorts of summer damage that can occur when heat, UV rays, and thermal shock combine their forces. Skylights and vents are particularly vulnerable to such a three-pronged attack.
What Can you Do?
Observe your Shingles from the Ground. Extreme heat can cause damage to a shingled roof that may not be visible with a quick glance. The most common damage includes curling, discoloration, and cracks on the shingles themselves. This damage also occurs and contributes to leaks getting into people’s homes, causing property damage and displacement from this type of roofing damage from extreme heat.
Older roofs are also more susceptible to cracking and splitting in the summer. If it’s hot outside, your roof will expand and contract when the temperature drops. This could lead to premature wear and tear.
Don’t worry! We’re here to help.
We know how important it is for you to have peace of mind this summer—and we want to keep your property safe and secure during the extreme heat wave. That’s why we encourage all of our clients to contact us if they have any questions or concerns about their home or business during these times.
The best way to avoid this happening to you is by contacting us today!