Roofing Problems Caused by Hot Weather

The Texas sun can be pretty harsh on many types of roofs. Homeowners and roofing companies have to be wary about the effects high heat and exposure to ultraviolet rays have on different roofing materials. For the most part, modern roofs are designed to withstand this kind of weather. However, it still pays to familiarize yourself with common heat-related problems so you can spot these issues early and resolve them before they become serious. 

Heat can cause a slew of problems different from the ones caused by moisture and high winds. The best way to prevent problems, of course, is with regular preventive maintenance. However, here are a few problems, as explained by our experts at Wortham Bros, that you can keep an eye out for.

Thermal Expansion and Contraction

Materials expand when exposed to heat and asphalt shingles are no exception. Your roofer actually takes this into account when planning for an installation, however, constant thermal expansion and contraction can accelerate wear and tear on your roof. Talk to your contractor about including thermal damage during your seasonal inspection to keep ahead of potential problems.

Blisters

Moisture can seep in between the granules of a shingle tab. When this moisture evaporates from the sun’s heat, it can expand underneath the surface causing blisters to appear. Blistering can lead to granule loss and can be detrimental to the performance of your roof. Ask your roofer to reinforce your flashing and for other ways to control humidity and moisture levels in your roof to minimize the chance of blisters forming.

Water Damage

Believe it or not, a sudden summer shower can lead to problems on your roofing system. Standing water is especially harmful as it can soften the shingles and penetrate the vulnerable roof deck underneath. Make sure your gutters and downspouts are clean and free of any obstruction to avoid water from pooling on your roof.

Keep your roof in great shape throughout summer with the help of our skilled roofers at Wortham Bros. Give us a call at (972) 960-3135 or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection visit or request a free estimate on roof repairs and replacements today. We serve homeowners in Dallas, McKinney and other nearby areas.

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