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3 Ways Summer Heat Can Affect Your Roof

In many cases for homeowners, a roof repair doesn’t normally come to mind throughout the summer. If you are facing items like extreme heat for your roof, it can often fall into disrepair quickly. Here are some of the top ways that summer heat can affect your roof!

UV Rays

Roofing systems are often responsible for protecting us and our household from UV rays. Roofing materials take a lot of UV exposure and this can cause materials to degrade over time. You might start to notice if your asphalt shingles are beginning to peel or expose some of the wood underneath, if this continues it’s likely that you could be dealing with ongoing rot damage and leaks inside your home.

Thermal Shock

Roofing materials also expand as the temperature rises and they can contract if the temperatures cool down. In the early summer months when the temperatures increase rapidly could lead to ongoing expansion and contraction which can cause cracks in your roofing materials.

Moisture

Humidity also plays one of the biggest roles in your roofing systems and the condensation that forms will create a build up underneath the shingles and this can lead to ongoing water damage and leaks. Switching over to a weatherproof shingle or underlayment can be wise if you are looking at a roof replacement.

If you are wondering more about how the summer heat can affect your home, be sure to contact a qualified roofing specialist to inspect your home before the summer months. Preparing for the warmer months and making sure to heat proof your home can be highly important. If you would like a professional roofing inspection done on your home, contact us today to learn more about the process!

This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends. Click here for more information!

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