Avoid Damage to Your Home and Health by Knowing How to Spot a Sun Damaged Roof
We at Preferred Exterior Corp. have four decades of residential roofing experience. Based in Nassau County our guarantee covers materials for 50 years and workmanship for 25 years. Our installers are expertly trained and certified by the companies that produce the roofing materials we use.
The Sun and Your Roof
The sun’s heat and UV rays can and does play havoc on your roof. The expansion and contraction that comes with changes in temperature also contribute to roof damage. Therefore, we at Preferred Exterior offer new homeowners some tips on recognizing a sun damaged roof.
Also known as blistering warping is easy enough to spot. Modern shingles are more resistant to warping, but in time the sun’s heat causes all shingles to twist and curl.
Ultraviolet light and heat from the sun are the main culprits in shingle decay. Shingles contain oils and a protective coating to ward off solar damage. Ultimately, the sun will cause these protective measures to break down and your shingles will begin to crumble. Do not ignore deteriorated shingles because the deterioration will spread like a plague.
A shingle’s function is to be both decorative and protective. Constant exposure to direct sunlight will fade anything including shingles. While faded shingles may be less appealing visually they are not something to be overly concerned about.
Monitoring the health of your roof you will hopefully ward off the ultimate consequence of sun damage; a leaky roof. Shingles are your first line of defense against leaks. When shingles can no longer hold back moisture more extensive and costly damage can result. Rotten shingles even pose a health hazard in the form of mold caused by moisture accumulation.
If Sun Damage is Found
We encourage you to take a moment and check for decayed, warped or missing shingles. We hope your roof is sound, but if not contact us at Preferred Exterior for a no-cost estimate or evaluation. We can be reached at (516) 354-7252 or online at http://preferredexterior.com/