Climate Change and Your Roof
Whether you believe it’s happening or not, something is happening. Temperatures are hotter; storms are stronger, depending on where you’re seeing more rain than usual. Heavier snowfall, strong winds, just the other day in Harrisburg, PA they had 4 inches of rainfall in 1 hour. Yes, you read that right.
So what does this all have to do with my roof you ask? Everything!
Everything, if you happen to still have an asphalt shingle roof.
You see, asphalt shingles absorb heat from the sun all day long, then transfer that heat back into your home. And at night they transfer hear from your home outward. Think of what that’s doing to you heating and cooling bills.
It’s not uncommon for the sun’s heat to cause cracks, bumps, and other signs of damage to your roofs surface. Now imagine that intensified, day after day of increasing heat.
Stronger winds can uplift or tear shingles off pretty easily. Tree branches sent flying by the wind can also easily damage your asphalt roof shingles.
The increase in rainy day can in up in mildew problems because of the excess moisture, your asphalt roof shingles can indeed start to rot if they are located in damp, shady areas of your roof.
It’s never been more necessary for a roof inspection and to look at your long time roof needs. The longer you’ve had your shingle roof, the more likely you’re bound to find one or more of the issues.
Metal roofing doesn’t share these issues; in fact they are the long term solution to them.
Give us a call, we can inspect your roof and lay out your options for you with no obligation at all. We solve problems, not add to them.
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