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How Does The Sun Affect Your Roofing System

The Sun is a major source of light and energy. The Earth would be a chilly and dreary place without it. However, we can manufacture energy and use it to power our daily lives owing to its immense capacity. However, no matter how powerful the sun is, it is capable of wreaking havoc. UV rays from the sun are renowned for wreaking havoc on your roofing system.

At Roof Solar, we make it our top goal to equip your property with the latest equipment for combating the sun’s destructive impacts. We feel that heat-resistant roofing materials should be installed on your property to ensure that it is adequately protected for many years to come.

These are just a few of the ways the sun may harm your home’s roofing system.

Cracking And Shattering

If you reside in a dry, arid area, extended exposure to the sun will certainly dry up, fracture, and destroy your roofing materials. Some roofing materials are more resistant to the sun’s damaging UV radiation than others. Metal roofing materials are great at reflecting UV rays, lessening their detrimental effects.

Thermodynamic Shock

Due to very high and low temperatures, your roofing materials will most likely expand and compress, resulting in a phenomenon known as thermal shock. As a result, your home’s roof may become inefficient over time.

This constant expansion and contraction process may cause your roofing materials to deteriorate and eventually fail.


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If your roofing materials appear to be a bit more drab than usual, the sun has most certainly bleached the color of your roof, making it dreary and lifeless.

A bleached roof would most likely make your property appear ancient and weathered, reducing its curb appeal. Fortunately, your roof may be repainted or recoated to bring it back to its former splendor.


UV radiation from the sun, along with the natural oxidation of materials, can cause your roof to become brittle and finally crumble. Patches in your roofing and waste material in your gutters are the first indicators of a collapsing roof.

It’s critical to arrange an inspection with your local roofing company if you’ve detected any sun damage on your roof. Getting a sense of the extent of the damage is critical to your roof’s survival. You’ll be able to determine whether your roofing systems need to be repaired or replaced entirely. Give Roof Solar a call today for any of your roofing needs!

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