Although it may seem unlikely that the summer sun can cause so much damage to your roof’s roof, most of the effects of the sun on your roof are not noticed until you experience intense weather, such as an overnight storm that can bring a lot of rain and debris down on your roof.

UV Exposure

Unshaded roofs can be exposed to the sun’s unfiltered UV rays. Your roof can dry out over time from heat and UV rays. This can cause shrinkage and wood structures to weaken and possibly crack. Long-term exposure to high summer temperatures can cause tiles to crack or buckle. As a result, the joints between tiles may become looser.

A well-maintained roof, whether it is maintained by the homeowner or by a professional London roof repair company, can last many summers without any damage from the elements. This is especially true for roofs less than ten years old. A well-ventilated attic can distribute heat from the sun.

Roofs Older Than 50 Years

Talk to your local roofing company about installing insulation or a new roof if you have a roof that is older than ten years. A roof can provide many benefits, including lower energy bills, improved insulation against heat loss, and better airflow ventilation.

Thermal Shock

The greatest threat to roofs during summer is thermal shock. This happens when temperatures rise above average but fall rapidly after the sun sets. Extreme temperature changes and high humidity can cause roof materials (especially metal) to shrinkage and contract in a very short time, which can lead to structural instability and even warping.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Clearwater Roofing Companies Contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.