EFFECTS OF EXTREME
HEAT ON YOUR ROOF
At Roofing for HOPE, we make sure that you and your family are covered in the aftermath of a storm or unexpected disaster. And while we are here to repair or replace any damage your property may incur, we also want to equip you, the homeowner, with the education, tools, and resources needed to proactively protect your home on an ongoing basis.
For example, did you know that extreme heat is one of the major causes of damage to your roof? All homes will experience average wear and tear, however, the extreme summer heat that comes with living in Texas can heighten the risk of damage to your home. You may be wondering just how your property could be affected – there are 3 main areas.
Continuous exposure to heat and sunlight can compromise the integrity of your roof over time, and older roofs are more likely to experience sun and heat damage. Consider replacing your roof before the summer hits if you’ve had it for over ten years or you are noticing damage of any kind, such as asphalt shingles that have significantly balded, eroded, or peeled. This can leave the wood surface underneath to be exposed to further damage from the sun and rain.
Older roofs are also more susceptible to cracking and splitting in hotter months. Your roof can expand in the heat then contract when the temperature drops. If this happens constantly, the lifespan of your roof will significantly decrease.
Did you know that humidity can also play a role in roof damage? The moisture in the air can damage the wood in your roof. Texas is notoriously known for high humidity, and high humidity can not only damage the foundation of your roof, also called your roof decking, but it can also damage your shingles. When shingles become damaged, any strong gust of wind can loosen them and tear them off the roof.
The surest way of protecting your home from these elements and so many others is through preventative maintenance. That is why we strongly recommend having your roof routinely inspected throughout the year. If you think your home has been affected by the extreme heat or was damaged in a recent storm, contact us for a FREE inspection. We will provide a thorough report and help you determine the next steps – including filing your insurance claims.
To schedule your roof inspection, call us at (972)-989-0569 or head to our website to view our complete list of services.