How to Properly Protect Your Roof from Heat Damage and UV Radiation

Interstate Roofing can help you protect your roof from heat damage

Heat damage is one of the most important long term stressors that homeowners have to deal with when it comes to their roofing related issues. Many older roofs in areas of warmer climate are at risk when summer is approaching, since the intense UV radiation can cause thermal unbalance, as well as problems with the external integrity of the roof.

One of the main things you can do to protect your roof from heat damage is to apply reflective or otherwise protective roof coating that will fend off harmful ultraviolet radiation. This way, the UV radiation that is most harmful for your roof will effectively be taken out of the equation.

Another thing you can do is have your roof inspected and revised by an expert at, and have any insulation and ventilation problems rectified. Bad ventilation and poor quality insulation can cause the attic and interior structure of the roof to heat up as well as the exterior, leading to greater heat damage over time.

Finally, if you truly want to protect your roof from heat damage long term, the best approach is to install a brand new, cool roof. This type of roof is made from heat resistant, energy-efficient materials such as metal, and features reflective colors and properties designed specifically to reduce the amount of heat and radiation transferred from the sun to your roof and home.

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