Home Improvement

How Extreme Heat Affects Your Roof And Repairs You Can Perform

Although we’re gearing up for winter months, it’s never too early to start preparing for what’s to come… post-winter. And with the January we experienced, the hottest in recorded history, we believe that there are a few things you should be aware of that could save your lives. Especially regarding the roof over your head.

Granted, we all love summer and enjoy all that it comes with, however, Australian heat can be something of “hell on earth”. Temperatures tend to skyrocket into the late 40C. This kind of extreme heat can have a great impact and many other effects on things we depend on like our roofs. But, how much heat is too much and how does it affect roofing?

Roofs are designed to keep us comfortable and cosy all year-round, regardless of the season or weather condition. The material used in their design has the ideal insulating properties to work in an array of conditions. And if the material is unable to handle excessive heat, extra insulation can be installed. Even with this measure in place, roofing material is not built for both extreme weather.

Extreme Heat Causes Damages In Roofing

Heat can cause a lot of damage on roofing materials. When temperatures rise, the roofing material expands resulting in cracks and crumbling on various parts of the roof. If you overlook this, which often happens because it is hot and dry, after all, when it rains leaks in the roof will have you wishing you had gotten the roof repaired.

What’s more, harsh sunlight is always accompanied by ultraviolet radiation. And it is a fact that anything that comes into contact with ultraviolet radiation is bound to break at some point. And your now vulnerable roofing material will be subject to porous and brittle. We all know what happens to weak roofs on the structure of a home right? Make sure you avoid the results to come by having your Central Coast roof repaired.

How To Prevent Roof Damage Caused By Heat

Now that we’ve gone through how heat can affect our roofs and you have a better understanding of the consequences of extreme heat, we’ll look at how to prevent heat from damaging your roof. Prevention is better than cure and a couple of extra measures keeps the patient well and alive! So, let’s get into those measures to keep your roof well-maintained.

  • Make sure that your roof is always tidy and in good condition. A clean roof has the least chances of falling victim to all sorts of damages. Make sure that you have your roof cleaned at least once a year to remove debris and any other material lingering there. This will also help keep gutters clean and prevent any build-up of material as well as water during rainy seasons.
  • During your roof cleaning endeavour, take this as an opportunity to inspect for any signs of probable damages. Doing this will give you a chance to really observe what your roof is going through and understand what’s really going on up there. However, you might miss crucial things that only a trained eye can see so make sure that you have a professional to assist you with their inspection services. They’ll also be able to identify problems you’re not aware of and recommend repairs where necessary.

How To Repair Roof Damage Caused By Heat

Preventative measures sometimes aren’t enough for your roof and it can still be prone to damage. Things like the aging structure of your roof or extreme weather conditions. With such occurrences, it’s always best to hire an emergency roofer to provide essential repair services.

If you’ve never heard of the 5-step process for repairing roofs, you’re in luck. These steps include a thorough assessment, a roof checks to see the extent of the damage, pressure cleaning the roof and then repairing and treating the roof. Your roofer will then apply roof membrane and paint coating to the added protection.

If you’re on the Central Coast and need roof repairs Central Coast, get in touch with Hunterline Roofing!