Sun Damage

Jun 14, 2018 | Roofing

4 Ways to Tell if Your Roof is Sun Damaged

The sun can take its toll on the exterior of your home, especially your roof. If there isn’t much tree coverage around your home, there is a real possibility that your roof can be showing signs of sun damage. This is especially the case if your roof is older, and it has spent many summers under the glaring sun.

1. Your Shingles are Warping

Are your shingles curling upwards? If so, this may be a telltale sign of warping. Shingles that curl and bend up may have been subject to intense heat or sun. If your shingles are old, there is a higher chance the the sun will result in warping. Unfortunately, the warping will only get worse over time as it’s exposed to more sunlight.

2. Your Shingles are Decaying

Shingle decay is possibly one of the worst after effects of sun damage to your roof. When your shingles are exposed to the suns rays year after year, your shingles may begin to decay. This is also more common in old shingles, and newer shingle technology provides more resistance to harmful UV rays. The bad news is that once a few shingles begin to decay, the rest will eventually follow suit. This can lead to a number of issues if the problem isn’t addressed.

3. Faded Shingles

The shingles on your roof not only provide protection, but they also can transform the look of your home. However, the suns rays can result in roof discoloration overtime. The sun essentially bleaches out the color from your shingles, but the good news is that discoloration is only an aesthetic problem—which means that homeowners won’t experience any performance issue from faded shingles.

4. Water Leaks and Damage

The worst scenario that results from sun damage is water leaks and water damage. If your shingles warp, crack, or decay from the heat, this can allow moisture to get into your home. Eventually, the moisture will result in water damage and even mold.


Do You Have a Sun Damaged Roof?

If your roof is showing signs of sun exposure, Greenawalt Roofing can assess the damage and determine if you need a new roof. Get in touch with us today for a free inspection and to review our high quality products.

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