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How to prevent heat damage to your roof

At the peak of the summer months, the heat gets so intense and our roofs are the first things to suffer. Something seemingly basic can turn out to be one of the biggest downfalls for the safety of your roof. How can you avoid spending thousand to repair your roof every year? In this post I explain how the majority of roofing issues start and how to avoid them.

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Shingled Roofs

We often see that minor issues cause areas on shingled roofs to get run down and start leaking. It’s vital that you learn the signs of a roof that is in need of attention. If you see flappy or missing shingles, wet shingles, cracks around roof vents or other objects, piles of moss and leafs, and dark spots, call a professional as soon as you can.

Flapping and missing shingles cause leaks that are the prime reason for heavy damage. Wet shingles and piles of moss and leafs can prevent ventilation and cause humidity to build up, causing damage underneath the shingles. Cracks around roof vents and other objects can build up water and residue that begin to erode the materials away. Keep an eye out or have a professional come out once a month especially during rainy months. If you see a build up starting to form, don’t hesitate to have your roofing repairman take care of it for you. It’s wise to proactively get ahead of the issue before it sets in and causes any real damage.

Commercial Roofs

What happens when a commercial roof gets more than eight hours of direct sunlight every day? The bonding properties in the material on your roof begin to separate as the UV rays beat down on them day after day. You will begin to see blisters, erosion and cracks. Of which all can lead to small leaks that turn into major roof damage.

So, what can you do to stop this from happening to your roof? Schedule for it to get checked out every month by a professional who can tell you what’s going to happen before any real damage happens. And if you do start seeing some deterioration, have your roofing repair man come out straight away. Get on it before it gets out of control.

By taking small measures to ensure that your roof stays in top shape, you can prevent extreme damage from UV rays. And taking small steps to proactively safeguard your home and business could be the difference between high costs and low costs.

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