Your roof has a never-ending battle with the sun. Besides the damage caused by hail, snow and rain, there is another element that leads to the ultimate destruction of your roof. The radiation and scorching heat from the sun cause the roof to break down over a period of time. We saw just last night how fast and ferocious a storm can be in Sydney. Maintaining your roof in summer will be a difficult task if you do not have proper knowledge.
This is the reason that we have jotted down a list of things which can wreck your roof and how you can prevent it. To avert an entire roof replacement, there are many options that you can choose, thus helping you to save your roof and money simultaneously.
Staying in a hot climate will make your roof face the extreme heat of the summer. This leads to extreme damage, including cracking. When the heat is fierce, it dries the roof, causing worse damage like, eroding the shingles, opening holes and inviting other risks such as insect and mould infestation. To stop this, make sure that your roof is ventilated. You can get rid of the scorching heat by pumping cool air into the sections which are near the roof. This method can actually cool the shingles and make your roof less prone to remove moisture. Another defence method that you can opt for is the 90-day roof inspection. Take a ladder and inspect your roof. Look for any cracks and if found any, get it recovered by a professional roofing contractor.
Expansion of roofs
Due to heat roof expands and contracts as the temperature drops. As your roof experience continuous temperature fluctuation, damage on the top is pretty evident. When the expansion of shingles occurs, they crack and twist on applying sheer force. If the roof is not properly installed, it forms gaps in between, generating more damage to your house. The shingles expand more because of heat, finally falling off the roof. The smartest way to deal with this is proper roof installation and choosing a material that has the slightest expansion. If the professionals do their work properly, they will roof with a material which is nicely weathered.
Even on cloudy days, ultraviolet rays are going to hit your roof. Depending on the roof material, UV rays can even alter the roof’s molecular structure, making severe damage. By reacting with the oxygen, the radiation causes the destruction to speed up. The oxygen blends with asphalt shingles, which has hydrocarbons. This oxygen affects the hydrocarbons, making the molecules eliminate oils from the shingles. A beautiful shingle is turned into a thin brittle piece of asphalt over a period of time. The easiest way to combat this is by installing roofing or shingling that are highly resistant to UV rays. You can also add UV reflecting layers on top of your roofs as this gives stronger protection.
These are the certain damages that may occur to your roof if you stop maintaining it! Do a regular inspection of your roof so that you can halt any sign of damages at an early stage or better yet, contact the experts at The Slate Roofing Company to do a thorough inspection of your roof. In case you require any help regarding this matter, do not hesitate to contact Slate Roofing Company as the roofers working here will offer you most suitable solution.