Is Your Roof Ready For A Hot, Texas Summer?

By Roofity
In March 18, 2015
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Is Your Roof Ready For A Hot, Texas Summer?Outdoor temperatures in Dallas/Fort Worth, can be unbearable for humans, pets and plants at certain times of the year. What many people don’t realize is its impact on roofing materials. When things heat up in DFW, there are several things that happen to residential and commercial roofs. Unfortunately, all of them are bad and eventually lead towards roof replacement or repair. This is especially the case when the roof has also been neglected for many years or exposed to violent storms.

First, the daily change in temperature causes the entire roof to expand and contract. Next, the UV rays heat up the shingles and underlayment. Consequently, some of the materials start to dry out, change, weaken, buckle, blister and lose their flexibility. Of course all of those things make it increasingly harder for shingles to bounce back properly after repeated expansions and contractions.

In addition, roof top equipment may start to falter under the hot sun too. Examples include skylights, rooftop sprinkler systems, plastic rain barrels, and HVAC units. As a result, they may leak water, coolant, machine oil or other items that only add to the mess. Then when the warm weather storms roll in, they may cause those fluids to spread or add new damage (e.g. hail). The end result is a roof that is no longer capable of performing properly.

Of course that inevitably means a new roof or roof repair is in order. Otherwise, the damage may spread to a building’s attic or crawl space and threaten areas of the interior as well. At Roofity, we’ve seen our share of damaged shingles and what can happen if they are allowed to remain in place for any length of time.

We also know how important it is to use state-of-the-art equipment to uncover damage that may not be readily visible to the naked eye. So, you can count on our North Dallas team to solve a building’s entire roofing problem, the first time around. To learn more and request shingle samples before the heat of summer rolls around again, please contact us today.

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