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Protecting Your Roof From Heat Damage

How Heat Can Affect Your Roof

Heat can have a damaging effect on any roof, but especially those in hotter climates. The sun’s rays cause the temperature of your roof to rise significantly during the summer months and this heat could lead to premature aging or deterioration of shingles. Asphalt shingle roofs are particularly vulnerable because they absorb more solar radiation than other materials like wood shakes or tile.  

This heat absorption can lead to higher temperatures in each layer of your roof, which causes stress on individual components and eventually leads them to crack. This is due to the fluctuating weather conditions like extreme cold followed by hot spells that are common across North America. The heat also makes asphalt-based sealants used for flashing details around chimneys, vents pipes etc., brittle faster than normal resulting in cracks developing along edges causing water infiltration into attic spaces below when it rains. 

Penetrating ultraviolet (UV) light from sunlight will break down tar based adhesives found between joints where two layers overlap, further weakening them and allowing leaks through seams not originally designed for water passage. Regular maintenance including inspections should be done at least twice per year depending upon location and climate experienced throughout season changes to assess and prevent these break downs.

Signs Your Roof Has Heat Damage:

  • Missing or cracked shingles 
  • Blistering paint on exterior walls near the roofline 
  • Streaking and dark patches of discoloration along the roof surface  
  • Sagging, buckling, or curling sections of your roofs sheathing material (plywood)  
  • Flashing that is bent outwards around chimneys or vents indicating a heat build-up inside them    
  • Rotted wood deck boards     
  • Cracked rubber boots surrounding pipes emerging from your home’s attic space

Is your roof showing signs of heat damage? Reach your local roofers  to learn how you can assess your home's roof today.

How To Prevent Heat Damage

  1. Make sure your roof is adequately ventilated to allow for the proper circulation of air and prevent heat damage from occurring on the underside of your roof or in other parts of your attic space. You can install things such as ridge vents, soffit vents, gable end vents, turbine ventilation systems and others as needed based on where you live and what type of climate you experience regularly.
  3. You can also prevent heat damage by insulating your roof & attic space. This includes adding insulation between rafters in order to reduce radiant heat through them into the home’s interior spaces during hot summer months when temperatures outside are higher than inside; this will also help keep energy costs low year-round by keeping cool air indoors longer while preventing warm outdoor air from entering via conduction (heat loss/gain).
  5. Additionally adding an insulated barrier such as a spray foam system over existing surfaces may be beneficial if there isn't already one installed beneath shingles that would normally block out excessive moisture buildup within those areas which could lead to mold growth too - all helping maintain better temperature control overall! This should only be done after consulting with professional roofers who understand how these specific types work best together though since they vary depending upon location conditions.

Repairing your roof’s heat damage

Repairing your roof’s heat damage can be a tricky task, so it's best to enlist the help of professionals like Honest Abe Roofing. Heat damage is caused by extreme temperatures and direct sunlight that cause shingle material to become brittle over time. If left unchecked, this can lead to serious structural issues with your roof system as well as increased energy costs due to poor insulation performance from degraded materials.

Honest Abe Roofing has been helping homeowners repair their roofs for years. We know how to fix damage caused by high temperatures, like when shingle surfaces blister or buckle and air leaks through the layers of underlayment membrane. This reduces insulation in your home and can cost you even more money if it isn't fixed right away!  When we work on a roof with heat-damaged areas, we use only top quality materials so that our repairs last long-term against future issues - all at an excellent value for what you spend. You'll be satisfied every step of the way – guaranteed!

Our certified professional roofers service all residential roof types. Schedule a Service Today.

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