Too much of a good thing can be bad. The same is true for about your roof. Because it’s always exposed to the sun, it is prone to damage that can shorten its lifespan.
Your roof is your primary defense against the harsh summer heat. The roof absorbs the UV rays from the sun, keeping you protected indoors. However, this damages your roof, gradually affecting its performance.
Here are common roofing problems caused by too many years of sun exposure, or an attic that is improperly ventilated.
UV rays and intense heat speed up the aging of a roof, which will lead to its deterioration. Certain roofing materials cannot effectively reflect heat away from the roof. This can make your home hotter during summer and may lead you to using your air conditioning more often. UV rays can also cause furniture and draperies to fade over time.
There are different materials that you can use to replace your roof. As far as the best option for beating the summer heat, slate is the way to go. It’s one of the most durable materials available today, lasting a hundred years or more!
Slate roofing is resistant to harmful UV rays, which reduces the heat that is absorbed. It’s natural reflective properties will help to keep the home cool while saving money on air conditioning. Sounds good so far, right? Well, there’s more! Slate is completely fireproof! It also doesn’t curl or warp and can be easily repaired if needed.
In the past, owning a slate roof was limited to those homes built specifically to withstand the heavy weight of natural slate, however The Roofing Company has helped develop a lite-weight real slate that can be installed on any home and for much less cost than the heavy weight slate.
For more information or to schedule a free consultation with The Roofing Company please call (757) 867-6600.