Extreme temperatures can cause damage to your roof shingles. This is as a result of the heat from the sun that takes a long period of time during summer, or during very heavy rainfall that is normally accompanied by hailstorms and high winds.
To reduce these damages, some control measures must be taken and this include:
1. Use Asphalt Felt Paper
Asphalt paper can be used during installation as an underlayment material to prevent leaks that normally happen during heavy rains, ice or even snow especially in cold climate regions. Asphalt shingle has a flexible ridge cap. It’s hard to find shingles that are water-tight with recommended pitch of 4:12 without underlayment material.
Shingle roof damage can be easily noticed as compared to other roofing materials. It is normally seen in form of cracks and discoloration on shingles. Heat damage roof shingles when there is excess heat that moves below the attic to the roof. Good ventilation will help prevent heat that builds up inside the house. The pressure due to heat could warp the roof that is made of wood. Poor ventilation should be avoided at all costs.
3. Regular Inspection
In as much as it is difficult to control the heat of the sun that is heating your roof, you can always take steps to prevent serious issues arising from damage of the roof due to heat. Roofing inspection that can be done on regular basis using a professional can help prevent expensive repairs and future disasters.
Warranty is of great benefit to counter such damages to your roof shingles. It will help in extensive protection against repair costs, securing of liquidity in case of a break down, high planning reliability, value enhancement of your property, no financial concessions in case of a claim. It may be difficult to collect shingle warranty since it is structured in such a way that you will only collect it if you make a claim when you only have a catastrophe in the initial years. If you insulate your roof you will have minimal effect and definitely not as a result of a catastrophic failure.
5. Check of Gutters
According to “We Are Calm After The Storm” by Owens Corning, sometimes it is hard to notice that your shingles are damaged. So it’s important to check the dents that are in the gutters which can lead to where the roof is damaged. Windows can also be inspected to see if there are cracks and this can lead you to know where the problem is on the roof.
It is evident that heat damaged roof shingles. A lot of care must be taken to protect the roof shingles from damage by direct heat from the sun and other extreme weather conditions like heavy rainfall, snow, and ice. Homes should be well ventilated to reduce the heat from building up. Poor ventilated homes are at risk of experiencing such effects. Regular inspection by a professional must be carried out to ensure that the roof is in a good condition. You can also get a warrant for a couple of days. Gutters should also be checked regularly to ensure that the roof is not damaged at all.