Are you aware of the heat impact on asphalt shingles? High temperatures can damage your asphalt shingle roof. In fact, 5 ways high temps impact your roof:
- Expansion and contraction: Asphalt shingles are sensitive to temperature changes. When exposed to high temperatures, shingles can expand. Then, when temperatures drop, they contract. These constant temperature fluctuations weaken the shingles leading to cracking, curling, or buckling.
- Accelerated aging: Heat can accelerate the aging process of asphalt shingles. Consequently, the asphalt shingles dry out and lose flexibility. This results in shingle brittleness. They are more prone to damage from external factors such as wind or impact.
- Thermal cycling: The constant heating and cooling cycles can cause thermal stress on the roof structure. This stress leads to the deterioration of asphalt shingles. They are weaker and will need replacing sooner.
- Color fading: Intense sunlight and heat can cause the color pigments in asphalt shingles to fade over time. This can affect the aesthetic appeal of the roof but doesn’t necessarily impact its performance or functionality.
- Increased energy consumption: High temperatures can lead to increased heat transfer into the living space below the roof. This can result in higher cooling demands and increased energy consumption, as air conditioning systems have to work harder to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures.
The heat impact on asphalt shingles varies depending on; the quality of the shingles, the roof’s ventilation, the roof slope, and the climate conditions in the region. Regular maintenance and inspections help identify and address issues to improve longevity and performance of the roof.
For assistance with roofing issues in Middle TN, call Jason at Tri-State Roofing 615-784-4628