The Dangers of High Heat to Asphalt Shingles
Here at Feazel, our roofing systems are built to last with the best materials in the industry. The final component to our systems is our reliable asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are one of the most common roofing materials because of their excellent lifespan, low maintenance and relatively low cost. However, high heat can cause some serious problems for your shingles and the overall health of your roof.
With the summer heating up, it is important to know the damaging effects of the heat on your asphalt shingles so you prolong the life of your roof. Hot temperatures have the ability to shrink your shingles, which can allow the nails holding your shingles in place to pop up. This can lead to blistering within the shingles, which could mean a costly replacement for at least part of or all of your roof.
High heat can also lead to severe cracking in the shingles, which could allow moisture to seep beneath the cracks and into the structure of the roof, leading to mold and mildew buildup underneath.
It’s important to remember that attics and crawl spaces within your home are also sources of heat damage, in addition to heat from the sun. As heat rises within these spaces, it can cause damage to the singles from the inside. Proper ventilation is key to making sure this heat can escape and won’t build up.
One of the best ways to prevent heat damage to your roof is to schedule regular roof inspections. This will help make sure that little issues do not turn into major problems, and you’ll be able to keep your roof in the best possible shape. Contact the roofing experts at Feazel today to learn more about roof inspections and other services.