We are slowly feeling the effects of global warming as summers and winters have become and hotter and colder than ever. With summer season closing by, getting ready for the hot season is of utmost importance. As you live in Texas, heat is a huge concern for all homeowners, as it can damage the roofs. How exactly does extreme heat affect your composite shingle roof?
With extreme heat hitting you composite shingle roof throughout the day, it will have a huge negative impact on the structural integrity. Over time, cracks will start forming on the shingles of your roof. While this is not visible to those without training, such as homeowners, you won’t even know that there are cracks in the shingles. If you don’t repair these shingles soon enough, it will cause severe damage to your roof. It will compromise the structural integrity of your composite shingle roof. As a result of this, you will have to make expensive repairs to fix your roof.
Another problem that extreme heat can cause to your composite shingle roof is curling. With constant high heat falling on your roof regularly, it will cause the shingles to curl upwards. Mainly, the shingles that are old get affected by this problem. You will only notice curling when extreme heat falls on the old shingles. If you don’t resolve this problem quickly, it will only make the situation worse. On top of that, curling allows moss and mold to grow in between the shingles during the colder months, which is also a problem.
The third and most common problem that you will observe is decaying of your composite shingle roof. As Texas is known for its hot summers, the shingles on your roof will start to decay. While the new shingles will be able to withstand high temperature, you can’t say the same for the older ones. When the shingles start to decay, they look like they are rotting.
These are the three ways extreme heat can affect your composite shingle roof.
Are you looking for high-quality roofing contractors who will fix all your problems at the right price? If yes, then contact Prodigy Roofing & Construction today so that we can get started as soon as possible. Within 30 minutes of our arrival, we will inspect and give you an estimate of the total cost of repair/replacement!