How Temperature Fluctuations Affect Your Roof

Kentucky weather can be unpredictable, especially around this time of year when the temperatures can range from below freezing to warm and sunny. You never know what to leave your house in, let alone how your home is holding up to these temperature fluctuations.

Our experts at Sawyer Roofing have helped thousands of homeowners repair and replace their worn out or damaged roofs over the years. Our team knows that roofs behave differently depending on the temperature. It is important for roof repairs to be performed as soon as possible before any temperature fluctuations start to mess with the structural integrity of your roof. So how exactly do temperature fluctuations affect your roof? Read more to learn about how changing temperatures can affect your roof.

Your Roof Is Elastic

Though it may seem weird to make the connection between something as seemingly solid as your homes roof and elastic behavior, it's true. Think of the components of your roof like a rubber band. Extremely hot weather can cause your roof to expand a bit, while cold weather causes it to shrink. Often this is referred to as 'thermal shock' because the expansion and contraction can cause your roof to crack in places it wouldn't normally.

How Does Temperature Fluctuation Damage My Roof?

Expansion and contraction that happens in temperature fluctuations can take a toll on your roof. Joints can crack, seams can tear loose, and roofing materials can break down and deteriorate due to the weather. If you notice any roof repairs that may need to be made, don’t wait! Call Sawyer Roofing today so we can help brace your roof for the temperatures to come!

How Do We Fix It?

Older roofs, or roofs that are compromised by damage, can be thought of as very weak and brittle rubber bands. Comparing your roof to a brittle rubber band probably doesn’t make you as a homeowner feel very safe, does it? That’s why it’s so important to take care of any roof damages, including curling or missing shingles, right when you notice them. Our roofing experts at Sawyer Roofing encourage our clients to notify us as soon as they notice an area of the roof that looks compromised. Roofs that are 15 to 20 years old should also be inspected for their solidity especially around this time of year in Florida.

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