Roofs are designed and built to stand up to a lot, but prolonged heat spells can cause damage in the components of any roof. Here are some of the most common signs of heat damage on your roof:
- Damage to wood components – excessive heat might cause the wooden components of your roof to expand and crack. Expanding support beams can also stretch other components and cause damage in the flashing stripes and in the caulking;
- Damage to the shingles – shingles tend to shrink when exposed to too much heat for too long. The process can cause the roofing nails used for the fastening to pop, which causes the shingles to develop blisters and cracks.
A Fort Collins roofer can repair heat damage through the replacement of the damaged components, but if the exposure to excessive heat continues, the issues will come back, so the best way to solve the issue for good is to replace the roof with some heat resistant, reflective material, such as clay tiles. You can also improve your heat-sensitive roof’s resistance by applying special coatings to enable your roof to stand up to heat better or you can paint it to a lighter color that reflects solar heat, thus keeping the surface of the roof cooler even in scorching heat.