Extreme summer heat can actually damage your roof, especially if it’s old. This is why roof inspections and repair in the warmer months are important.
In today’s post, your local roofing expert, Goodrich Roofing, discusses the harmful effects of summer heat on your roof.
Extended exposure to direct sunlight can compromise your roofing material. Aging roofs are more likely to experience damage from the sun. Asphalt shingles may peel, buckle, or erode. This leaves the wood surface underneath exposed to the sun and rain, which may experience water damage. Consider replacing your roof before summer if it’s been up for over two decades and you’re noticing significant balding.
Thermal shock can occur in the summer. Roofing systems tend to expand in the heat and contract as the temperature goes lower. Constant contraction and expansion can strain it physically, decreasing its lifespan. Plus, older roofs are more prone to splitting and cracking in warmer weather.
Hot, humid air can contribute to roof damage. Condensation can settle beneath the shingles, which may result in water damage or leaks. Weatherproofing materials may prevent this problem, however.
Importance of Routine Inspection
Inspect your home from the ground, and check your roof for missing or broken shingles. Immediately contact your contractor for an inspection if you think your roof is damaged. Schedule your inspections routinely to prevent roofing issues. Roofs that have been installed for more than 10 years need to be inspected yearly because the materials start to wear faster with age.
For thorough roof inspections and general maintenance, choose Goodrich Roofing. We are your local provider of high-quality commercial and residential roofing services. Call us at (505) 219-4450, or fill out our online form for a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Albuquerque and surrounding areas.