How the Sun Affects Your Roof

Damage from sun and heat to a roof can offer 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 Texas's relentless summer heat. Here are a few ways the intense sun and heat can affect your shingle roofing.

Decaying

When exposed to relentless heat and sun like the Texas summers 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 or rotted. 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.

Warping

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 sun. Older shingles that are easily affected by prolonged heat or sunshine can show these effects. This type of warping will only get worse with more sunlight, so it’s important to give a roofing expert here at EERC a call as soon as you notice any sort of warping with your shingles.

Cracking

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? Contact us today for a free estimate or help with your insurance claim!

Call 817-729-7177 TODAY!

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