How Summer Heat Can Harm Your Roof

What Exposure to High Temperatures and the Summer Sun Means for Your Roof

June is the first of the summer months, and we know you can’t wait for the opportunity to enjoy the bright summer sun. But when you leave your home, you make sure your skin is protected from the sun’s harmful rays. What most of us don’t realize is that our roofs need similar protection.

Exposure to excess heat and sun can cause your roof’s built-in protections to degrade and compromise its overall integrity. This can cause serious issues like:

  • Missing shingles
  • Leaks
  • Thermal shock
  • And more

Spot the Telltale Signs of Damage

Heat damage doesn’t destroy your roof overnight. Instead, it causes gradual damage that builds up over time and leads to other problems developing. The signs of heat damage are subtle, so make sure you're always on the lookout for warning signs like these:

  • Curled shingles
  • Discoloration
  • Missing shingles
  • Blistering or peeling exterior paint

When you spot signs that your roof has had a bit too much sun, contact our roofers to perform a professional inspection and get you the solutions you need!

How Our Roofers Can Help You Protect Your Home

As fully trained and licensed roofers, we know a thing or two about heat damage. It’s one of the most common issues we deal with, and it’s something that impacts just about every roof without fail.

Removing the source of the problem – the sun – isn’t possible, but there are things that we can do to mitigate sun damage and give your roof extra protection. That includes:

  • Creating shade using existing trees and greenery
  • Making sure your roof is well-ventilated
  • Maintaining your roof’s built-in UV protection

Call (972) 200-9426 today to learn more about protecting your roof from the summer heat!

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