19 Jul Sun and Heat Are Damaging to Your Roof
Sun and heat are damaging to your roof – You may be unaware of how much damage the hot Tennessee summers can to do your roof. The sweltering heat and unrelenting sunlight can cause extensive damage to your roof. A qualified roofing contractor can help you maintain your roof and prevent minor problems from becoming big issues!
SUNLIGHT IS DAMAGING TO YOUR ROOF
While we may think of sunshine as warm, inviting, and even envision special days at the beach – it also can be damaging. The bright sunlight we experience in the middle Tennessee area is full of UV rays or ultraviolet radiation. These damaging rays are not visible to the human eye but cause damage almost anything that is exposed to it for any length of time. If you’ve ever forgotten anything and left it outside, exposed to the bright sunlight, you have seen the damage the UV radiation can cause. This damage extends to your roof. Tile roofing can become brittle. Underlayment felt can become stiff and crack. Shingles installed with improper ventilation can blister and pop. Even the most high-quality roofing system can be impacted by the strong UV rays of the middle TN sun!
Heat is Damaging To Your Roof Too!
If you’ve lived in the Nashville area for long, you know the summer months mean heat and humidity! During the summer your roof will heat up to staggering temperatures during the day. When this happens your shingles and roofing components expand and grow larger! When they cool down at night they will revert to their normal size. This cycle of expansion and contraction caused by heat day after day results in thermal shock to your roofing system. This will lead to roof damage with cracking, splitting, and ultimately leaking. Not all roofing components are created equal – especially when it comes to thermal shock and sun damage.
Protecting Your Roof Against the Sun!
There is no way to prevent your roof from being exposed to the damaging rays of the sun! So what steps can you take to protect your roof? Make sure that you keep your roof and gutters clean. Remove any debris, leaves, nuts, or tree limbs from your roof! This is important because it allows air to flow properly. Clogged gutters cause extensive problems for your roof! Even in the hot days of summer!
Have Your Roof Inspected
We always recommend that you have your roof inspected by a knowledgeable roofing contractor anytime you have been in a storm with straight-line winds, hail, or even tornados. But, you should also have your roof inspected every few years to be proactive and prevent minor problems from being major issues! Our staff and help spot a minor roof problem and correct that problem quickly. Loose shingles, deteriorated pike jacks, worn out flashing, cracked caulking can all be fixed fairly easily. But far too often, homeowners are unaware of these minor roof issues which ultimately will lead to a major expense costing thousands of dollars if not repaired! It is always wise to have your roof inspected after a storm because there is a statue of limitation imposed by insurance companies to file a claim for damage. Don’t let unknown storm damage remain unreported! We see this most often when a home is being sold and a home inspector will note issues with the roof that are a complete surprise to the homeowner! It is always unfortunate when that damage is too old to be covered by insurance.
Don’t Neglect Your Roof
We get it. Your roof is just not something you think about regularly! But your roof is important! Your roof is the first level of defense for your home and it should never be neglected! Failing to inspect and repair your roof is a costly mistake. If your roof has damage, even minor damage, if left unaddressed it will fail. But, one phone call to MidSouth Construction can make sure your roof is not neglected!
Midsouth Construction is certified in all types of roofing for both residential and commercial properties. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff is always happy to provide free roof inspections for property owners in our area! We are a full service licensed General Contractor and a certified Master Elite Roofing Contractor with GAF! You will find us listed as authorized roofing companies with major well-known roofing manufacturers such as Carlisle, Certainteed, Atlas, Owens Corning, GenFlex, Sika Sarnafil, Ludowici, Tamko and Mule Hide.
Nashville’s Top Rated Roofing Contractor
Make sure to check out our reviews on Google, Yelp, and the coveted A+ rating with the Nashville Better Business Bureau! We sincerely care about our customers and it shows! We appreciate every customer no matter how small or how large the roofing project is! Contact us today at 615-712-8893 and let us show you what makes MidSouth Construction the highest rated roofing company in Nashville!