Summer Heat and Your Roof

by / Sunday, 24 July 2016 / Published in Roof Maintenance

This summer has been especially hot in East Tennessee. We are still in the midst of a hot spell of both heat and humidity. The sun can do extensive damage to your roof during these hot months of summer. Asphalt shingles are the most susceptible to this type of damage. The sun wears down your roof and if you understand how you can go a long way in lengthening its life.This will ultimately save you time and money in the long run.

UV rays from the sun affect your roof negatively on every day even on overcast days. The oils present in the shingles become dried out which causes the roof to lose it waterproofing capabilities. It expands and contracts every day with the fluctuation of the temperature. This causes a strain on the roof which could result in needing repairs that are very expensive.

Maintain your roof

Regular maintenance is necessary since neglect will accelerate the need for repairs are perhaps an entire replacement. Remember always clean leaves and debris from gutters and replace damaged or missing shingles.

If you have not had an inspection for several years, have a roofing expert with a trained eye climb on the roof and give a close-up inspection. If it is necessary they can do the repairs and tell you how to maintain your roof year round.

So take control of your roof and ensure a long lifespan for this all important feature of your home.

Quality Tennessee Roofing has been serving the Knoxville, Maryville, Sevierville and Gatlinburg areas with roof replacements, roof repairs, and roof maintenance for almost 25 years. Call today at (865) 696-1261 for a free no obligation estimate and insurance consultation.

 

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