How Heat Affects Your Roof

Jan 06, 2023

A worker working on roofIt’s no secret that the summers in southwest Florida can get hot. The rise in temperature and humidity often has homeowners spending their afternoons in the pool or indoors to try and get some solace from the unrelenting heat. But, while homeowners have the ability to move to avoid being affected by the heat, your home’s roof cannot. And unfortunately, this heat can have a negative impact on your roof.

Let’s take a look at how heat affects your roof and what you can do to minimize the damage.

Heat and Humidity Can Cause Damage

There are two main factors that contribute to the damage your roof can sustain in the summer months: heat and humidity. When there is moisture in the air, the humidity can create condensation that forms underneath your roof’s shingles. Eventually, this can actually lead to water damage, leaks, and mold growth,

Additionally, the rise and fall of the temperature during the day and at night time can cause your roof’s shingles to expand and contract. This can shorten the lifespan of your roof by weakening the shingles over time, often resulting in cracks or warping.

We Can Help

If your roof has sustained damage thanks to the extreme temperatures common in our area, Absolute Roofing of Southwest Florida is here to help. We are a locally-owned roofing company that has served countless homeowners with the industry’s best products and service, and we are ready to do the same for you. To get started, contact us today and schedule your in-home consultation.