Most roofs, especially those without tree cover, face extreme sun exposure and during warmer seasons, prolonged sunlight and years of built up damage can adversely affect your roof. To ensure you take care of the issue before it gets out of hand, you need to know the signs of sun damage. While it may not mean extensive repairs, you could certainly need a few new shingles or protective covering. Here’s a look at the most common signs your roof has seen too much sun:
Especially if you have light-colored shingles, sunlight can bleach their color. In itself, discoloration isn’t harmful, but it can lead to warping and other decay, so when you start to notice a lightening, take note.
The term warped refers to any shingle that starts to curl or slip. A few warped shingles won’t negatively-affect roof quality, but the more you have, the greater the impact.
Water Damage in the Attic
Once the roof becomes compromised, your home’s interior is vulnerable to water damage. The most serious symptom on this list, an attic that gets water indicates a serious problem that needs to be addressed right away. In good news, it doesn’t take a sleuth to uncover this issue, as water damage tends to be noticeable. In bad news, if your roof can’t act as an adequate barrier, you don’t have much time to remedy the problem.
An already sun-damaged shingle that continues to get sunlight will only grow sicker. Once warping sets in, decay isn’t far behind. At first, you might notice cracks, dents, missing granules or lost shingles. With time, the damage will increase and shingles will start to break down even more. Again, if only a small number of shingles show wear, you have time before you need to contact a roofing company for service. Once bigger patches show up, however, your roof loses its ability to effectively shelter your home’s interior.
The best way to keep your roof healthy is to pay attention. If you glance up enough to notice small changes in your shingles, you’ll have a clear window in which to act before repairs become time-consuming and costly.
If you think your roof has sun damage and you want an expert opinion, remember to call the professionals at Biltmore Roofing in Lawrenceville, GA at 770-285-8126. Our friendly team can perform a thorough evaluation and let you know the extent of the damage. We’ll even provide an estimate for repairs.