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Your Roof and Hot Weather

Roof Damage from the Sun

Over Time, the Sun Can Dry Out Your Roof Making Easily Damged in a Storm.

It’s been another hot summer in Texas, and now that it is coming to a close it’s probably a good idea to get your roof inspected for any damage that may have occurred during months of June and July. While you are probably aware of the impact that summer storms can have on your roof, you might not be aware of how hot weather and the sun can cause some substantial problems for your roof. Heaven Sent Exterior Solutions is always ready to inspect, repair and maintain your roof, so give us a call at 469-371-7650 and we’ll send one of our roofers to your house for some end of summer maintenance.

Heat Damage

The biggest perpetrator of damage to your roof during the summer is the UV rays from the sun. These rays are constantly beating down on your roof during the day, even on cloudy days. They have a drying effect on you roofing materials, causing them to become brittle. On sunny days, your roof can get extremely hot, which increases the damage done by UV rays.

Another factor that impacts your roof during the warm summer months is what is known as thermal shock. During the day, the temperature outsides gets hot, and then it cools down at night. As this change in temperature happens you roof tends to expand and contract. Over time, this expanding and contracting wears down the roofing material, causing it to lose its flexibility and waterproof properties.

Don’t let the summer heat spoil your fall preparations with major roof problems. Call us and schedule an a roof inspection today at 469-371-7650.

Conducting Proper Roof Maintenance

Proper roof maintenance can end up saving you thousands in the long run. Most roof damage doesn’t start big. In fact, most roof damage is gradual and happens over a period of months. Regular examinations of your roofing system can help you spot problems before they cost you.

Shingle, Shake, or Tile Condition

Checking the condition of your roofing material is imperative. Check your shingles for curling or missing granules. These could be signs that your roof needs a few repairs. Look over the roof to check for any missing material that could show bare spots. Missing tiles, shakes or shingles can lead to leaks or other long term damages, and should be replaced as soon as possible.

Flashing and Valley Damage

Dirty ValleysFlashing is how your roofers seal the parts of your roof that are against chimneys, vents, and skylights. Your flashings should be inspected to ensure they are still firmly sealed and not separating. If your flashing is damaged, call a roofing professional to prevent leaks.

The valleys, where your roof dips down, are perfect places for water to gather in damp months. You should examine your roof’s valleys for standing water damage and nuisances like mold and moss. If you find any build up on your roof, it should be cleaned by an expert to ensure it doesn’t return.

A General Cleaning

Be sure to give your roof a good debris sweep before returning to the ground. Cleaning branches, leaves, and debris from your roof will help water to run off evenly, as well as preventing wear in concentrated areas.

A maintained roof can save on energy cost, look better, and last years longer. Make sure you are performing regular checks on your roofing system to keep your roofing system in great shape. When repairs are needed, call the experts at HeavenSent Exterior Solutions to schedule an evaluation.