The summer heat has been a huge factor in many places in the country, but in Colorado, an intense sun presents its own set of problems when it comes to roofs. Forbes, in an article, discusses hidden signs you might need a roof repair or possibly a new roof, and the prospect of replacing is pretty intimidating, money wise.
According to The Coloradoan temperatures have risen about 2.5 degrees Fahrenheit since the beginning of the 20th century. So it definitely is hot, or hotter, so to say. This presents a unique challenge when it comes to how the heat affects the roof on a home.
Summer Roof Damage
When we say summer roof damage in Colorado is unique, we mean that not only the blistering heat but the hailstorms can present many problems for homeowners. In one of our past blogs, we discussed how “Colorado’s atmosphere filters fewer ultraviolet rays so your roof soaks up more of those UV rays that can deteriorate the shingles faster than those at sea level. Even sun resistant shingles are ultimately affected by constant exposure. Extreme heat can cause roofing materials to expand and shrink, leading to damage.”
“Ultraviolet radiation and thermal expansion are related and work together to break down asphalt shingles. Lack of humidity in Colorado, when coupled with the sun’s effects, can accelerate the decay of asphalt shingles. So, sun and humidity work hand in hand, weakening the integrity of the shingle.”
What About Hailstorms?
And hail? It really beats up roofs in Colorado. Pounding hail will cause the granules on asphalt shingles to wear down, exposing the area underneath.
Professional Inspection is necessary to determine if the roof has been affected by the elements of summer weather. It is probably best to contact Priority Restoration to schedule an inspection before you start to notice structural damage. It is also a good idea to get a good handle on any problems the summer heat and sun have created before winter sets in.
It is best to take care of smaller issues before they snowball into major repairs or possibly a reroof. Call us today at 303.660.5133 or schedule an appointment on our website, Priority Restoration is dedicated to put your mind at ease when YOUR roof is in question and since it’s the first line of defense, puts the integrity of your home in jeopardy. Our team of experts are happy to help and ensure that your roof continues to be in good shape for years to come.