There are many things that can compromise your roof. It’s clear that severe storms cause damage and time will always take a toll. However, what you may not realize is that heat from the sun and your attic can also cause your shingles to wear and even fail prematurely.
There are two ways that heat damages your shingles. The sun beating down on them day after day will take its toll. The other problem comes from improper ventilation inside the home. Heat that enters the attic from your home in the cool months may cause ice dams and condensation. If the attic is not properly ventilated, that condensation will linger and cause problems. If you are concerned about your home’s ventilation, you can call Oklahoma City roofers to do a thorough inspection of the overall ventilation in the attic.
During the warm months, heat quickly builds in an attic that is not properly vented. With no way to escape, the rising temperatures will build up under your roof deck and shingles and damage them. This is why a quality roofer will inspect the inside of your attic as well as the roof itself when providing you with an estimate.
It is essential that you be aware of the signs of heat damage. Because heat can compromise the shingles, you could be left with weak spots in your roof. To avoid facing water stains on ceiling, you should contact an experienced roofer at the first sign of heat damage.
Heat must find an escape, and will cause your shingles to blister and crack as it works its way out. The cracks will likely be around the edges while the blisters will be visible throughout the shingle. The shingles might also be crumbled and there could be a great deal of missing granules. In addition to examining the overall condition of the shingles, look in the gutter to see if there is a large amount of granules. Look closely at the shingles in the middle of the roof, as this is where the greatest amount of heat damage typically appears.
You can also look for heat damage inside your attic. The intense heat that damages roofing shingles may also cause the plywood of your roof deck to soften and warp. Look closely at the plywood to see if it is intact or is starting to fall apart.
Here at Robbing Roofing, Inc., we know the importance of proper ventilation and insulation. In addition to helping you with a roof restoration, we will also make sure to correct ventilation problems in the attic. For more information you can visit us on Facebook.