Sun exposure is one of the things that weaken your roof and there is no way you can avoid it, unless you have a small home built in the shadow of a large and tall building, but this is unlikely. Spotting heat damage on your roof is important before leaks appear.
Heat damage on a shingled roof looks different than on a flat roof. It is much more noticeable and may appear in the form of discolorations, curled or cracked shingles. High temperatures cause structural modifications in some roofing materials, so if you live in a sunny area, make sure to choose resistant and reflective materials. Ensuring proper ventilation in your attic is another efficient measure to protect your roof deck from the heat damage.
When it comes to commercial roofs, heat damage looks most often like cracks and bumps in the roofing membrane.
In some cases, these problems remain unnoticed for longer periods. Unfortunately, these vulnerabilities will transform into damage that will allow water leaks, therefore you should do your best prevent the cause – and the effects! – of having heat damage on your roof. To ensure heat damage is identified quickly, schedule routine inspections with trusted Panama City roofing companies.