Many homeowners in the U.S. are choosing asphalt shingles because of its cost-effectiveness, appeal and versatility. However, this material can experience damage due to excessive heat. Fortunately, roofers know how to prevent this problem from occurring.
Signs of Heat Damage on Shingles
Shingles exposed to too much heat can dry up, become inflexible and start cracking. Cracked shingles can allow moisture to enter below the shingles and into the structure of your roof. Shrinking can occur as well due to heat. When the shingles start shrinking, the nails holding them can start to loosen and pop, which can lead to leaks.
How Roofers Prevent this Problem
Roofers make sure to install the shingles correctly to prevent damage due to extreme heat. They may also suggest installing lighter color shingles since darker ones absorb more heat, making them more susceptible to heat damage.
Your roofer should also make sure that your roof has proper ventilation. With sufficient ventilation, heat can escape your home without causing any damage. Another important step to protecting your roof against heat damage is regular inspections.
By regularly inspecting the system, your roofing contractor can catch and address small problems before they turn big. Keep in mind that minor problems, when neglected, can turn into big issues that can affect the rest of your home. You can avoid this with routine roof inspections and maintenance.
Are you experiencing problems with your asphalt shingle roof? At Summit Renovation. we are here to assist with your residential roofing needs. Our experienced team also specializes in cedar and metal roofs. Give us a call at (205) 994-6383, or fill out our contact form to get a free consultation and estimate.