How The Sun May Cause Friendswood Roof Damage

It’s pretty clear that rainstorms and wind, such as those that occur during hurricane season, wreak havoc on your Friendswood roof. The signs of roof damage may even be rather evident in this case, but did you know that the sun and its heat (especially in Houston) can also extensively damage your roof to the point where it will require Friendswood roof repairs or even a complete roof replacement? This post will break down a couple of ways the sun can damage your roof.

The Sun’s Rays And Heat Can Gradually Break Down Your Friendswood Roof

UV Rays

The sun’s UV rays (UVA/UVB) are always present, even on cloudier and rainier days. Because they are always present, they are constantly wearing down your roof, leaving your Friendswood roof at their mercy all day and every day. These UV rays are notorious for drying out the lubricating oils in your shingles. This causes them to become dry and brittle, which renders them useless because they lose their waterproof and repellent properties. As a result, cracks and leaks may form.

The August Heat Can Become A Problem

The heat that radiates off the sun weakens your roof, as it speeds up the breakdown caused by UV rays. In addition, most shingles are very dark in color, so when the sun is blazing down on your roof, the shingles tend to trap and absorb the heat, causing your roof to heat up to 160 degrees or higher! This overheating may result in an earlier need for Friendswood roof repairs or Friendswood roof replacement, especially if your roof was already in subpar condition.

See How Your Roof Is Holding Up With A Free Friendswood Roof Inspection

To make sure your roof is withstanding the heat and to prevent further sun damage, it’s best to contact our Friendswood roofing company to get a free roof inspection by Amstill Roofing. With our 40+ years of experience, you can rest assured that we will catch any and all signs of sun and heat damage to your Friendswood roof. Making note of all of these signs will help us determine whether you need a Friendswood roof replacement or Friendswood roof repairs. Once we determine this, we are happy to help you get in touch with your homeowner’s insurance to help pay for the roof work.

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