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Can Too Much Sunshine Damage your Roof?

If you live in a sunny place like Queensland, you may be wondering whether all that sunshine can actually do harm to your roof. 


The answer is yes. Over time, excessive sun exposure can cause significant damage to your roof, and cause it to deteriorate or wear out. In this blog, we’re sharing how the sun can harm your roof and what you can do to protect your home. 


How can the sun damage your roof?

There are three main ways

  • Coating damage: The UV rays from the sun can break down the protective coating on your shingles or tiles, causing them to become brittle and cracked.

  • Bleaching: The sun’s rays can also cause the color of your roof tiles or shingles to fade, resulting in an unsightly appearance. This is a greater concern if you have a dark roof. 

  • Thermal shock: In extreme cases, excessive sun exposure can cause the asphalt in your shingles to soften and flow, leading to serious leaks and other structural problems. Metal roofing is also prone to cracking from thermal shock. 

What does sun damage look like?

There are a few key signs that you can look for to determine if your roof is damaged by excessive sun. If you see these signs, then it may be time to get your roof repaired or replaced. Here’s what to look for: 

  • Missing or cracked shingles
  • Bald spots where the granules have worn away
  • A dull or faded appearance
  • Gaps around vents, skylights, or chimneys

How to protect your roof:

The good news is that there are a few simple things you can do to protect your roof from the sun’s harmful rays. These include:

  • Installing UV-resistant shingles
  • Applying a cool roof coating
  • Investing in durable and high-quality roofing materials

These options can help to prolong the lifespan of your roof and prevent further damage. However, if your roof is old and severely sun-affected, then it’s time to think about getting it replaced. 


Need to repair or replace your sun-damaged roof?

If you think that your roof has been affected by the sun, then the best thing to do is contact a roofing professional. 


When you contact Roo Roofing, we will be able to assess the sun damage and recommend the best way to repair or replace your roof. 


Get in touch today for a free assessment and quote


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