Guarding Your Roof Against Sun Damage
San Francisco Residential Roofing Company With Tips on Protecting The Top of Your House
Many people tend to ignore their roofs until it is too late. Roof damage often occurs during the summer months, but often goes unnoticed until the onset of the rain storms. The hot sun and heated summer weather causes a lot of roof deterioration, which leads to leaks and other roof problems. UV light, powerful IR radiation, and thermal expansion caused by the sun are to blame. These elements can cause serious damage to roofs that don’t have proper and adequate protection from the sun. At Ben’s Roofing, we help homeowners preserve their property’s value with our residential roofing services. Here are some of our tips to keep your roof looking great and serving its purpose of preserving and protecting your home.
To protect your roof from sun damage, you should consider coating your roof. This will help protect against the UV rays and infrared damage. You should choose a coating which has high emissivity and reflectivity. This type of coating helps draw the sun heat away from the building’s structure and lowers the surface temperature. The coating is normally applied with a system called Cool Roof system. The coating is placed on top of the already existing roof and creates a waterproof barrier. The coating sticks to your roof and protects it against sun damage. Keep in mind that it’s necessary to recoat your roof after every 10 to 15 years so as to maintain a perfectly functioning roof. To protect against thermal expansion, you should make sure the roof is properly installed, and invest in roofing material which has minimal expansion.
Regularly Scheduled Roof Inspections
Another way of protecting your roof against sun damage is regular roof inspection. Roof inspection will help identify problems before they become serious issues. To do a roof inspection, you need to know exactly what to look for. Accessing and identifying the issue(s) is the 1st step to getting the roof the help that it needs. The sure signs of sun damage include, but are not limited to: faded shingles, decaying shingles, shingles with curled edges, shingles with visible cracks, missing shingles, and more. Alternatively, you should consider having your roof inspected by a professional Bay Area roofing contractor once or twice per year. Give us a call to set up an appointment, and we’ll send out a residential roofing contractor who can expertly inspect your roof with experienced and well trained eyes. Our roofing experts know exactly what to look out for, and how to identify the trouble areas which might not be apparent to untrained eyes.
Prevent Problems Caused by Heat and Hire The Best in Bay Area Roofing
When it comes to all matters regarding roofing maintenance, installation and repairs, you need a professional, reliable, and dependable roofing contractor. With years of experience in the roofing industry, we offer reliable, top quality roofing services which not only meet, but also exceed all of our clients’ expectations. We are a highly reputable roofing company which handles all kinds of roofing problems with utmost professionalism. You can always expect top notch workmanship with the team at Ben’s Roofing. If you are concerned with sun damage on your roof, give us a call today at (510) 690-8570, or fill out our online contact form, and we will gladly be at your service.