What are signs of Heat Damage to Your Roof You Should Never Ignore?

Our roof is often the last area of our home or business that we pay any mind to. Oftentimes, we don't think about our roof until it's too late. The truth is, roofs in Tulsa, OK, go through a lot throughout the year. Heavy rain, hail, and even prolonged sun exposure are all parts of the day-to-day elements our roofs experience. Heat damage can cause serious problems with your roof if it's not addressed as soon as possible. Here are some signs of heat damage to your roof that need to be addressed immediately. 

Cracked Shingles

Shingles are an important part of your roof, as they keep out rain and other elements. However, if you ever see cracks in your shingles, it could be a sign of heat damage.

The most common cause of cracks on roofs is high temperatures and humidity. Shingles can also develop cracks from being too close together or cracked by wind or cold weather conditions. If you’re seeing signs of heat damage on your roof, it’s important that you contact us immediately so we can determine what caused the heat damage and determine how best to fix it.

Missing Granules

The granules in your shingles are a key part to protecting your roof and your building. They reflect the heat, preventing most of it from reaching your roof. Granules will also absorb the heat so it doesn’t affect the shingle itself. The granules also keep your roof cool enough so it doesn't dry out and become brittle. If the granules are missing altogether,  then there's really no way around it. The extreme heat damaged your shingles and granules. 

Fading Color, or Discoloration

Heat damage, dirt, debris, or mold can also cause discoloration or fading to your roof. If you're seeing signs of fading or discoloration on your roof, it could be heat damage! Call an expert to inspect it further as soon as you notice signs of faded color. 

Blistering shingles

Heat damage causes blistering shingles. It occurs when there's too much or too little moisture in your roof, or when the temperature rises above 110 degrees Fahrenheit. A stress fracture forms on the surface of asphalt shingles and other types of roofs when it becomes too hot. When this happens, black spots appear on your rooftop that look like blisters or bubbles. If you see blistering on your roof, it's a warning sign that there could be more severe problems below, like mold growth and structural damage.

If you have a flat roof, then heat damage is one of the biggest threats to your shingles. It must be properly ventilated and insulated during the summer. It can get extremely hot in the summer, which will stress out your shingles! The same goes for any other area that isn't properly ventilated.

Worn-out Shingles

Shingles can become worn over time. If they become too thin or broken, then they can no longer provide the same protection for your roof. Call a professional, such as Lewis Roofing, for repairs when you notice thin, flimsy and flaky shingles. 

Signs of Heat Damage Need to be Addressed

Worn out shingles and blistering are only a few of the signs of heat damage to your Tulsa roof. To prevent substantial damage to the exterior AND interior, it is important to take care of your roof. If you notice any of the signs on this list, contact Lewis Roofing to have them look at your roof. We repair or replace the damaged areas after inspection! 

Heat damage can cause serious problems if left untreated, so make sure to contact us today at (918) 394-0306 for a free inspection and estimate on repairs.

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