Things are heating up and your roof is on fire! Okay, not really but you get the drift. Summertime is right around the corner and your roof could be in some potential danger with the extreme heat starting to rise. There are a few things you need to be aware of with the summer temperatures approaching Alabama.
UV Rays and Exposure won’t tan your roof like it will your skin. Although we love the vitamin D that comes along with sunshine, our roofs are in potential danger when UV Exposure gets too extreme temperatures. They tend to accelerate the age and decay that your roof naturally has over the years, leaving you with cracked shingles and overly dry seals. Heat causes the wood to dry out, bleach, weaken or split leaving you with a broken roof. To avoid the heat, try to find some shade for your roof whether it’s planting trees to prevent direct sunlight or simply an extra shield over your house.
Thermal Shock is a term used when your roof is used to the cool temperatures that fall and winter bring but then there’s a surprisingly warm day during spring as we approach the summer heat. In this, the roof heats up during the day and cools off quickly once night falls forcing the roofing materials to expand and contract. This, in turn, will weaken the structure of your roof overall and force you to look at the damages and repairs that come along with it.
Summer Storms involving strong winds and hail could result in some major damage whether it’s immediate or produced over time. By checking your roof for any issues after a summer storm has passed, you’re able to assess the damages and make adjustments where needed in order to ensure that your roof is stable enough to support the house.
In any case, because most of the damage will build up over time, it will take time to notice several of these issues with most of them taking roughly 2-3 months to fully see an impact on your roof. It’s essential to routinely check your roof for any cracks, leaks, or damage so you’re not caught off-guard when you do notice a problem or even put a stop to the issue before it becomes any greater.
If you have any damages at all, don’t hesitate to call the experts with 2nd2None Roofing at (256) 479-7575 and check out the website at www.2nd2noneroofing.com.