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April 22, 2020


Natural Factors


How Temperature Change Affects Your Roof

Although your roof is made to be extremely durable, both in architecture and material, there are some things that can have very dangerous effects on your roof. Unfortunately, harsh/ extreme weather that Ontario faces such as our hot summers and freezing winters can both do great damage to your roof. Therefore it is important to understand how temperature change affects your roof.

The first thing you need to know as a homeowner is that roofing materials expand and contract in hot and cold temperatures respectively. This would not be a problem as roofs and roofing materials are designed with this in mind, however, if the switch between hot to cold or vice versa is made too quickly, this causes your roof to be less effective.

Some of the various things that can happen to your roof, if it is not installed and cared for properly, are the following:

  • Your house absorbing large amounts of thermal energy, therefore making your air conditioning work harder
  • Damages (such as cracks or missing pieces) to your roof
  • Leaks and water damage
  • Loose brackets
  • Warped or cracked flashing
  • Weight problems (due to piled snow)

The best way to reduce the chances of your roof being negatively affected by the extreme weather that Ontario experiences is to ensure that you get a proper roof installation for your home. It is also advisable to use the best materials for your home, which your roofing company can inform you on, and to remember to maintain your roof throughout the seasons.

If you need an expert roof repair or roof replacement, call Turnbull Roofing & Renovations today. Our professional and capable roofing company in Oshawa will get your roof replacement  or roof repair done quickly, effectively, and totally mess free! Contact us today to get started at 905 579 7663.