3 Ways Summer Heat Can Affect Your Roof

By Stacy Mellete

For many homeowners, residential roof repairs don’t usually come to mind during summer. However, you might want to reconsider this as extreme heat can also damage your roof, especially if it’s aging.

In this article, Affordable Roofing Systems, the area’s trusted provider of roofing services, lists three ways summer heat could be affecting your roof.

UV Rays

Roofing systems have the capacity to protect you from harmful UV rays. However, hours of uninterrupted sun exposure will eventually take its toll on your roof. This can cause your roofing materials to degrade over time. You may notice your asphalt shingles starting to buckle or peel exposing the wood underneath them. This causes the wooden area to lose its protection against sunlight and rain. If this situation continues for a long time, you will likely find yourself dealing with rot and water damage.

Moisture

Apart from the harsh sun, humidity is also one of your roof’s biggest foes during summertime. Condensation can create a buildup underneath the shingles, and this can lead to leaks or extensive water damage. You might want to consider switching to weatherproof roofing materials to prevent such problems. If you have an old roofing system, your residential roofing contractor Tampa should be able to offer recommendations specific to your roof.

Thermal Shock

Roofing materials expand as the temperature rises and contracts as it cools. During the summer, your roof may undergo repeated expansion and contraction causing it to become strained. Splits and cracks may appear in your roof because of this.

Affordable Roofing Systems is a family-owned roofing company Tampa with years of experience. We always strive to provide quality results that satisfy our customers’ needs.

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