Heat buildup, on your roof and in your attic space, is a major cause of deterioration of standard roofing shingles over the long term. Months and months of temperatures well in the 90s and 100s can create havoc on your roofing shingles. Since that is typical here in Austin and surrounding areas, it might be time to have a professional roofing contractor inspect your roof for any damage.
The hot and humid weather here in Texas can responsible for the growth of mold on your roof or inside your home due to a leaky roof. Without proper attic ventilation moisture can build up inside your attic and the heat can also cause shingles to curl or blister. The temperature in your attic will affect how long your shingles last. It is best if the heat is forced up and out of the attic through attic vents on the roof. If your roof and attic did not have the capacity to ventilate against heat buildup, your roof materials would suffer heat damage from the inside. It also would be difficult to keep your house cool in the summer. Standard asphalt shingles have a coating of roofing granules, which are pressed into the surface of each shingle. These granules, typically made of tiny stones of granite coated with a silicate substance, provide reflection of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.
You can safely check your roof from the ground- look for any ripples or dips in the roof and check for any curling, lifted or missing shingles. Homeowners should periodically check for loss of granules in the gutters and at the exit of the downspouts; excessive granule loss is an indicator that shingles are starting to deteriorate. If you see anything like this, you should call a roofing expert to perform a more thorough inspection. At J-Conn Roofing we are experts in roof inspections, roof replacements, and roof repairs in the Austin area.
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