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Can Excessive Sun Exposure Damage Your Roof?



Posted On: September 21, 2021

As we all know, the Florida sun can be extreme and cause damage to more than just human skin. If you own a home (or business) in Florida, it’s important to examine your roof for sun and heat damage. Too much heat can roll the edges of the shingles on your home and warp the roof, which is a common sign of wear on roofs. If you or your roofing company notice major damage, it may be time to replace your roof with a new one that is more resistant to the sun’s UV rays.


Signs of Sun Damage


While roofing systems are designed to last a long time, it is still important to check regularly for signs of damage. Shingle or asphalt roofs are the most susceptible to sun damage, the first signs being discolored shingles. If you notice some of your shingles are starting to discolor, contact a professional roofing company to replace the damaged shingles and inspect the rest of your roof. If you or your roofer notice some shingles are warping, peeling or falling off, this is a warning sign of sun damage.

Especially in hot and humid Florida climates, shingles can start to decompose depending on the amount of exposure it has experienced. Once the shingles start to decompose, it can leave cracks allowing elements into your home like rain and debris. This can cause the structural integrity of your home to be in jeopardy of more severe damage.

If you decide you may need a roof replacement, metal roofing or tile roofing are often more resistant to sun damage than the standard shingle roofing. Unfortunately, these options can be more expensive. You will want to find a roofing contractor that will help you pick the best roofing material for your Florida home and that fits your budget.

Johnson Roofing Solutions is a trustworthy roofing company specializing in roof installation and repairs. By partnering with Tri County Metals, our contractors are able to provide top notch roofing materials in a large variety of colors and panel styles. We also offer financing to make purchasing a new roof easier on your wallet. Our team can help you decide on the best roofing option for your home or business.

Our team of experienced roofers at Johnson Roofing Solutions proudly serve the entire Florida panhandle with offices in Panama City, Chipley and Graceville. Our extensive service areas include Pensacola to Tallahassee and the surrounding communities including Jackson, Okaloosa and Walton County. For a free estimate, call 850-628-4341 today.


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