The beams of the sun emanate energy, heat and UV radiation, especially in hot areas, such as Texas that gets more than 230 sunny days per year. While the sun’s rays are essential for promoting life, they can also be damaging for buildings, especially for roofs. Fortunately, there are many different ways to protect your roof against the Texan heat – here are some:
- Regular roof maintenance – the best way to avoid extensive roof damage is by having an experienced Fort Worth roofing company carry out a detailed inspection of your roof at least every six months and by taking care of all the issues detected during the inspection. Check every inch of your roof – look for cracked, chipped or warped tiles, displaced granules on the surface of shingles, misaligned tiles or displaced shingles and correct whatever damage you find;
- Use roof coating – the protective fluid has the same effects on the roof as sunscreen has on our skin: it prevents roof problems by allowing the roofing materials to shrink and to expand as the heat increases and decreases without sustaining any damage and it reflects the sun’s heat to prevent overheating. Most roof coating materials can protect the roof they are applied on for about 10 years, after which they need to be applied again, preferably by a professional Fort Worth roofing company.