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July 19, 2019


Factors Effecting Roof Lifespan


How Summer Heat Affects Your Roof

Even though Canada is a Land of The North, it can still get pretty hot around here in the summer.
Oshawa is no exception. During the months of June, July, and August, Oshawa experiences decently high temperatures. These temperatures and sun exposure can cause damage to your roof in many different ways.

UV rays have a significant impact on your roof’s lifespan. UV rays wear down your roof ever day, even on cool and cloudy days. Throughout the summer, when sun exposure is at its prime, UV rays will dry out the oils in your roof and make it dry, brittle, and inflexible. This will also make your roof loose it’s waterproof qualities. This, in combination with heat from the sun, will accelerate the wearing down of your roof.

Your roof can reach almost double the temperature it is outside on any particular day. As the hot summer days turn into cool summer nights, your roof can also go into thermal shock from the constant change of temperature. These states of extreme temperature and temperature change will speed up the aforementioned potential UV damage.

Due to UV rays and summer heat, your roof will begin to retain damage. It is important to regularly maintain it in order to make your roof last for as long as possible. Regular roof maintenance includes cleaning debris from roof and gutters, replacing loose, missing, or dry shingles, and repair lifted shingles and flashing. Don’t add to your roof’s deteriorating by neglecting it!

Being aware of all the ways weather can affect your roof is the best way to protect it. Putting this helpful information into action can help you make your roof’s lifespan longer. If you need roofing services, call Turnbull Roofing, your local Oshawa Roofing Company, today at 905-579-7663 for all of your roofing services needs.