Summer heat and its affects on your roof

 

Heat.

When your roof isn’t shaded the dark color retains heat, coming to temperatures as high as 160 degrees on a 90 degree day. Adequate ventilation in your attic helps prevent the interior of your home’s temperature from rising.  For more information on attic ventilation check this out>>>>>Roof Ventilation

 

UV Exposure.

Beams from the sun are continually assaulting your roof, causing it to age and rot. In spite of the fact that typically on cloudy days, it is not as destructive but on the days that the sun is beating down it is very harmful. Energy at this level can cause cracks and weaken the wood or cause shingles to buckle and split. This may not be visible to the naked eye.

 

Summer Storms.

Wind and hail can cause genuine issues with your roof, but by managing the issues during the spring, such as checking the roof from the attic, and checking for wet areas under the eaves. In addition, check your gutters for any clogs that can be caused by leaves or sticks. If you would like Tomlin Roofing to check the roof before the summer, please give us a call. We are here to help. You can also request an appointment online here>Schedule appointment

 

Thermal Shock.

Your roof can reach exceptionally high temperatures throughout the day and then cool off quickly as the sun sets. This can cause your shingles to expand and contract. This, in turn greatly affects the integrity of your roof in a negative way. It’s particularly risky for metal, which is able to twist out of shape and make holes.

 

Most of the harm caused to your roof over the summer takes time. You won’t notice damage after just one summer season. The warm UV radiation and sun take a long time to appear so a weeklong heat wave isn’t going to cause your roof to fail. For the most part rooftops that are significantly older that are well kept are going to be free of issues. Taking the time to create a great eye for issues will be paramount to prevent lower long-term upkeep costs.