The Summer Heat and Your Roof

The Summer Heat and Your Roof
Your roof may be built to stand the heat, but with meteorologists using words like ‘ridiculous’ and ‘brutal’, it may be time to pay attention to the thing that keeps the cold air from your AC inside.

It’s Florida, it’s supposed to be hot, and a good roof is supposed to protect you from that heat. But as the dog days of Summer get into full swing, it seems a bit hotter every year. It actually is, in the last decade, the average temperature has increased by a full 2 degrees. And it’s not just the summer, the mid-March to mid-April span of 2020 was documented as the hottest on record. Your roof may be built to stand the heat, but with meteorologists using words like ‘ridiculous’ and ‘brutal’, it may be time to pay attention to the thing that keeps the cold air from your AC inside.

Getting a roof inspection at any time of the year is a good idea, but it’s especially good in the summer. You should have a full evaluation of your roof, inside and out, to make sure there are no issues. Be sure your roofer inspects all areas of your roof, so you can sure to avoid these two major pitfalls of the summer heat.

Heat and the Interior of your Roof

Ventilation on the inside of your roof is vital. While it may seem counterintuitive to let fresh air into a part of the home you’ve spent so much effort to insulate, this fresh air is vital to protect your roof. Your intake vents allow cool air to enter your attic while the exhaust vents allow hot air to escape.

The flow of your ventilation system cannot be compromised. If heat and humidity are trapped in your attic, they can wreak havoc on your roof. A buildup of moisture can weaken or damage your roof. Any moisture that has a chance to settle can quickly lead to dry rot and mold.

An expert roofer will look at all aspects of your ventilation system. They should make sure all your intake systems are free of debris and can allow air to move into the attic properly. They should also check all exhaust vents, whether they be ridge, static, or even powered, to be sure they are operating efficiently.

Heat and the Exterior of your Roof

While roofing materials are made to tolerate heat, a good check can’t hurt. Shingles are most susceptible to damage by the summer sun. Should they dry out, it can lead to several issues. They can become:

  • Cracked
  • Damaged
  • Peel Up
  • Fall Off

Compromised shingles can leave your roof exposed and offer it no defense from moisture, whether it be rain or just the daily Florida humidity. A quality roof inspection can alert you to any weak shingles and repair them before they become an issue

A Little Peace of Mind

There’s no reason not to have your roof inspected by a quality roofer. If nothing else, it can provide you with the peace of mind in knowing your roof is safe, efficient, and doing its job to keep you cool and dry. Identifying issues before the summer heat makes them worse can save you time, money, and a real headache in the future.

At SunFlo, we offer free inspections year-round. We even have contactless appointments, inspection systems, and document delivery. We also offer a free Wind Mitigation report on every roof we build, which could save you thousands on your homeowners’ insurance. Don’t put it off, call SunFlo Roofing today.

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