Damage from sun and heat to a roof can offer to be extreme and can also damage a roof to the point of replacement before its time. If you have a shingle roof, your home is most vulnerable to summer’s heat. Here are a few ways the intense sun and heat can affect your shingle roofing.
When exposed to relentless heat and the sun like the NW summers often give us, the shingles on your roof can start to experience decaying. Newer shingles will usually hold up just fine in this hot weather. It’s generally the older roofs where the shingles start to show decay due to the sun. Decaying shingles will look deformed. They may be missing chunks or start to look like they’re crippling. If your shingles are showing signs of decay, it’s important to get your roof repairs done as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
If you’re noticing that some of the shingles on your roof are starting to curl or bend upwards, it may be due to the intense heat or the sun. Older shingles that are easily affected by prolonged heat or the sunshine can show these effects. This type of wrapping will only get worse with more sunlight, so it’s important to give a roofing expert here at Noland’s Roofing a call as soon as you notice any sort of warping with your shingles.
Shingles on your roof may also start cracking when the sun or heat starts to get to them. When there’s tension in the shingle while it’s curling from the heat, this type of strain is what can also cause the cracking. Shingle cracking should be repaired as soon as possible because further damage to the roof decking can easily follow if not dealt with.
Are you noticing any signs of ‘heat exhaustion’ on your roof? At Gonzalez Eagle Roofing, our roofing experts have seen it all and know exactly how to repair your roof.