Extreme heat can cause roof damage

As much as we love the summer sun the extreme heat we are beginning to experience can cause problems for our roofing, just as all extreme weather can.

Extreme cold, severe storms, excessive rain, and of course the heat from the sun, can cause some very notable damage to our home or commercial buildings roofing system. By taking some preventative measures and hiring professional roofers, you and your roof will be able to stand the best chance you can against the sizzling summer heat.

Commercial Roofs

It is not uncommon for the sun’s heat to cause cracks, bumps, and other signs of damage to your roofs surface. Commercial roofs tend to be tougher than shingled roofs, but the sun still takes its toll on even the toughest of materials.

Often heat damage remains unnoticed, until you have a rainy day and start seeing leaks in the roof. Leaks can cause all kinds of unheard of damages to your business and your products. They are not only inconvenient but can also lead to being very expensive. This is where preventative maintenance comes into play. Having regularly scheduled roof inspections can help prevent the cause and effects of having heat damage on your roof. With an inspection, you will be made aware of trouble spots and will be able to take a proactive approach to addressing the situation before it becomes a bigger problem.


Shingled Roofs

Damage to a shingled roof is much more noticeable than damage to commercial roofing. It is seen in the form of curling, discoloration, and cracks on the shingles themselves. The same thing is experienced with leaks getting into people’s homes, causing property damage and displacement from this type of roofing damage from extreme heat.

Good ventilation in your attic is one way in which you can help prevent the heat from building up inside of your home. This heat could cause pressure and warp the wood that the roof is made of. Having the underside of the roof properly ventilated will allow the heat to move through the attic, and not get trapped inside. Having damaged shingles is one thing, but having a damaged roof deck is a whole different ballgame when it comes to having to make repairs.

You may not be able to keep the sun from shining on your roof and keeping it cool, but you will be able to take some smaller steps in order to help prevent leaks and other serious issues that can come from heat damage. Having a regular roofing inspection and making sure that your attic has good ventilation are going to be some of the best ways in which you can avoid future disasters and costly repairs.

An Asphalt Roof Will Suffer From The Heat

Asphalt roofs are a popular choice as a roofing material because of its versatility, low cost, and how easy it is to maintain. However, it is terrible when it comes to dealing with high heat. Asphalt will shrink and crack when under extreme temperatures. In some extreme cases it can even cause the asphalt to start melting. So you have to make sure you pick another material for your roof in case you’re in an area with extreme heat.

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