Roof_Fire_smallerWith temperatures reaching record highs in the Southeast, it is more important than ever to think about the effect extreme heat can have on your roof and more importantly your home.

Your roof’s shingles can exceed the outdoor temperature by as much as 80 degrees. This extreme heat is transferred into the attic space and thus into the living space pushing your A/C system to it’s limits.

The sun has a huge impact on your roof’s lifespan, mainly because of UV rays, heat and thermal shock. Even on cooler, cloudy days, UV rays wear down your roof every day. This can break down the oils in your roof causing dryness and cracking which in turn can compromise waterproofing.

As the outside heats during the day and cools down at night, your roof does too, causing it expand and contract with each temperature change. After a while, this thermal shock will begin to strain the roof causing it to split which results in costly repairs.

Especially if you’ve been neglecting your roof, the summer heat compounds problems that have gone unnoticed. Regular maintenance is imperative to maintaining a healthy roof.

Fortunately, there are many products on the market today that can help decrease this heat transfer and save you on cooling costs. One of these products, the GAF Timberline Cool Series Shingle,is one of the many options Atlanta Roofing Specialists has at their disposal to help your roof beat the heat of summer.

Contact Atlanta Roofing Specialists at 770-419-2222 if you would like more information on this or other Cool Roofing products or need an estimate to get your roof in shape this summer!


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