How Summer Heat Impacts Your Roofing
Summer Heat and How it Affects Your Roof
Your roof is constantly exposed to the sun’s UV rays, which can cause it to age and decay. Even though this can happen even on cloudy days, it is especially dangerous during the long, hot summer months. Even though it is not visible to the naked eyes, this wavelength causes wood to bleach and crack. It also causes oils in roofing materials and construction materials to evaporate and asphalt shingles and shingles to buckle.
Your roof can reach very high temperatures during the day. However, it quickly cools off at night. This causes roofing materials and construction materials to contract and expand. As time goes by, this can lead to a decrease in the structural integrity of your roof. This is especially true for metals, which can warp and create gaps.
If your roof is not shaded, it absorbs heat. Temperatures can reach 160°F on a 90°F day. High temperatures can accelerate chemical reactions, which causes roofing materials and other construction materials to become less durable. Proper attic ventilation will prevent heat buildup, which can heat up your home’s interior, and cause condensation.
Wind and hail can damage your roof’s integrity. However, you can address any problems in the spring by checking for damage from the attic and looking for damp patches under your eaves. Also, look for gutter blockage. Finally, check the roof for damaged flashing and roofing materials.
Do you need a roofing contractor to help you with a roof repair or replacement? Impact Roofing & Construction is the CSRA’s roofing specialist, and we’re here to serve you. Contact us today to arrange a free quote!