It’s officially a heat wave here in Orlando. No one is in enjoying it. Did you realize that the heat also takes a toll on your roof? In fact, Orlando roofing, especially asphalt shingles, have a shorter expected life than roofing in some other parts of the country because of the number of sunny days, extreme heat and other weather events we get. Keep an eye on your roof this summer for any of these signs.
Curling and Cracked Shingles
Curling and cracked shingles are a sign of roof damage that most often happens as a result of the sun and heat. The surface of a dark asphalt shingle can reach 160 degrees by the end of the day. Excessive heat, especially over many consecutive days, dries the shingle out leading to curling edges and cracks. If you have an older roof, you should pay careful attention to any of your roof that faces the south as it’s going to bear the brunt of the sun’s rays. The only solution to curling and cracked shingles is a call to your Orlando roofing company for a roof replacement.
Buckling shingles can be a sign of one of many problems. If the roof was not properly installed, the heat and humidity can lead to a wavy looking roof. Depending on the extent of the area of damage, you may be able to undergo a roof repair, however, if it’s all over, you’ll need a roof replacement, even if you just had one.
Another reasons shingles may buckle is when there is an issue in the attic. This can happen when you don’t have proper ventilation. As your roof heats up, your attic does too. If the hot air can’t escape and there’s moisture that’s rising from your bathrooms or laundry room, that moisture is trapped and super-heated which can lead to roof deck damage like warping which will make the shingles warp too.
Damage Isn’t Covered by Insurance
However, if you recently replaced your roof due to an insurance claim and you used the Orlando roofing company your insurance company told you to, call Russ Noyes Roofing. We’re Haag certified roofing inspectors. We can let you know if your roof damage is the result of a poor installation. If that is the case we’ll provide you with the right information for your insurance company who should make it right. When you chose the roofer you and have the issues, you can contact that company with our inspection and ask them to remedy the issues. If you have no choice but to replace or repair the roof again, we guarantee our work. We stand behind every repair and roof replacement we perform. We’re a trusted Orlando roofing company. Call 407-388-7700 today for your estimate.