Is My Roof Heat-Damaged? How To Find Out and What To Do
As summer comes to a close, we hope you have made the most of it and enjoyed yourself. As you look back on the memories you have made, it’s also important to ensure that your home is in good condition. Besides, before you know it, winter will be here and you can never be too ready.
The truth is that your roof is one part your home that has enjoyed the hot sun a lot less than you have. If it could, it would probably complain about the heat and say how it has suffered through the hot months. Just so you understand what it may have gone through, here is a description of how heat can damage your roof:
Damage to a shingled roof is much more noticeable than damage to commercial roofing. It is seen in the form of curling, discoloration, and cracks on the shingles themselves. The same thing is experienced with leaks getting into people’s homes, causing property damage and displacement from this type of roofing damage from extreme heat.
Good ventilation in your attic is one way in which you can help prevent the heat from building up inside of your home. This heat could cause pressure and warp the wood that the roof is made of. Having the underside of the roof properly ventilated will allow the heat to move through the attic, and not get trapped inside. Having damaged shingles is one thing, but having a damaged roof deck is a whole different ballgame when it comes to having to make repairs. Read more at Central Roofing Company…
The condition of your shingles as well as your attic will help you establish whether your roof has experienced significant heat damage.
In order to take better care of your roof, you need to know the signs revealing that your roof is not in good condition, as described in the following post:
Heat must find an escape, and will cause your shingles to blister and crack as it works its way out. The cracks will likely be around the edges while the blisters will be visible throughout the shingle. The shingles might also be crumbled and there could be a great deal of missing granules. In addition to examining the overall condition of the shingles, look in the gutter to see if there is a large amount of granules. Look closely at the shingles in the middle of the roof, as this is where the greatest amount of heat damage typically appears.
You can also look for heat damage inside your attic. The intense heat that damages roofing shingles may also cause the plywood of your roof deck to soften and warp. Look closely at the plywood to see if it is intact or is starting to fall apart. Read more at Robbins Services Inc…
As summer comes to an end, you need to make sure that everything is in good condition. You wouldn’t want a wet winter indoors, would you?
If you’re wondering whether it’s possible to minimize or even completely avoid heat damage on your roof in the first place, there’s good news for you. There are some preventative measures you can take, as explained in the following post:
Take following steps annually to care for your roof;
1) Install vapor barriers that decrease moisture
2) Coat and seal the roof to protect against UV rays that can cause damage
3) Paint the roof white to keep the surface cool
4) Change the roof from asphalt to a material like tile, which is much cooler and more reflective.
5) Apply periodic acrylic coatings to withstand the roof from thermal shock
6) Stay ahead of the game and maintain roof maintenance. Read more at Best Roofing…
To better take care of your roof, you need the appropriate knowledge as well as the best person for the job. Professional and experienced roofing contractors will perform a roof inspection. This will help determine the condition of your roof, and afterward advise you on the best way to go.
If you’re in Northern Virginia and are looking for a residential roofer that is experienced in roof inspection, repair and replacement in Herndon VA, call us today. We will give you the best services available at the most competitive prices.