The Impact Of Heat On Your Roof

Can Heat Damage Your Roof? 

When we talk about things that can damage your roof, we often mention snow and rain as primary culprits that cause wear and tear to your roof. However, you should also be concerned about the summer heat because it can cause issues for your roof as well.

During the San Diego summer, industrial roofs suffer damage caused by high humidity and severe heat. These problems negatively affect the materials and structure of your room over time and could cause long-term problems if you are unable to identify them quickly.

The materials covering your industrial roof can be negatively impacted by sunlight exposure over long periods. Your roof’s tar and Asphalt are prone to destruction by UV radiation that goes on to damage the makeup of the products. Because they are chemical-based, most of the oily moisture will evaporate after being exposed to UV rays, leaving a brittle roofing material that can easily tear and crack. The result of all this is leaks and energy inefficiency. That’s why you shouldn’t rule out performing summer roofing inspections and evaluations.

Here are some ways heat can damage your roof

Heat Can Dry Out Your Roof

Have you heard of the term dry rotting? Exposure to direct sunlight can lead your roof to dry rot because the heat from the sun will make the oil deposit in the roofing materials evaporate, leaving nothing but dry and brittle materials in its wake.

When this happens, the resultant effect is energy loss and leakage as warmth and heat will make their way through the cracks and holes.

Thermal Shock

When the sun heats your roof at really high temperatures and then sets, there is a sudden dropping in the temperature as the sun is no longer there to continue heating the roof. This situation is referred to as thermal shock, which leads to the expansion and contraction of your roof. When that happens over time, it causes the roof to crack and get warped.

Sun damage

Just as sunburn affects the human skin, it is powerful enough to degrade your rood and its materials. It can burn them, bleach them, and even cause materials like shingles to become brittle.

Thankfully, a good number of roofing materials are produced with the capacity to handle the heat. However, your shingles and wood aren’t one of them, so you have to watch out for degradation when dealing with them.

Luckily, a lot of roofing materials are made to take the heat, but wood and shingles can be prone to damage, and over time, all materials will degrade.

Year-Round Roofing Maintenance Is The Answer

Protect your roof and materials by scheduling regular roof inspections throughout the year to ensure early detection of heat damage and its signs. Our experienced contractors can take up that job and ensure that your roof is always in stellar condition even as seasons change throughout the year.

We can ensure that as your roof goes through extreme weather conditions, its operations and performance aren’t hampered, whether by heat, snow, or even rain.

What A San Diego Roofer Does

Everything You Need To Know About What San Diego Roofing Contractors Do

We are proud of our jobs as roofers, especially because we literally put a roof over the heads of people. If you are curious about the job of a roofer, we’ll tell you a little about the job and give you an insight into what a typical day in the life of a roofer looks like.

How do you start as a roofer?

First, you don’t go become a roofer because you own a hammer and a ladder. Although it is one of those jobs that you don’t go into school to get professional training for, you need to go through an apprenticeship and undergo training from existing roofers. This training will set you on the right track and give you the hands-on training you need to do a good job.

However, for more focused training, you can take a course on building and construction, as well as in math.

What skills does a roofer need?

As a job that deals with physical strength, roofing needs someone physically strong, has a great balance, and is very aware of their surroundings.
To be a roofer, you must be comfortable with heights, and be able to spend the day alternating between climbing, lifting, and kneeling all day as you work, mostly outside.

A roofer should also prioritize safety, including the safety of himself, co-workers, and those whose job he is carrying out.

What is a roofer’s responsibility?

A roofer is responsible for the whole installation process. He is to ensure that the installation is being done according to the manufacturer’s specifications and the relevant building code.

The roofer needs to cut shingles to the right fit and seal them into position correctly.

A regular day in the life of a roofer

A roofer’s day begins with a safety check, including getting your body in the best shape to do physical work and setting up your work site.
You should take out your work supplies and arrange them to make your work easier.

The installation of a new roof begins with demolishing the old roof. However, repairs are also a part of the daily job. In the course of your job, you will work with metal roofs, cedar shake roofs, and asphalt shingles, so it is important to learn to use them.

A roofer’s job is taxing, yet fulfilling. You get to carry out the job that you’re trained for, just as you help homeowners protect and beautify their homes.