How do sunlight and high roof temperatures affect my roof?

Aerial view of neighborhood in summertime on sunny day - high roof temperatures

On a hot sunny day, the temperatures of a traditional roof can be more than 50 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the outside temperature! On some days, you could even fry an egg on your roof. However, we don’t recommend it. It doesn’t taste good. So how do high roof temperatures affect your roof?

This intense heat on the roof can contribute to higher inside temperatures, higher energy costs, and uncomfortable indoor conditions for anyone without air conditioning.

As UV rays break down the molecular structure of your roof extremely slowly, other evident damages occur. These include shingle discoloring and warped/ crumbling shingles.

When warping occurs, the roof shingles will curl and loosen. When crumbling occurs the material begins to decay and fall apart.

A roofing technician can provide an accurate diagnose of possible damage and extend the life of your roof with regular maintenance. Contact us today!

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