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Protect Your Roof: 4 Reasons You Need To Repair And Seal Your Roof Before Summer

Temperatures are on the rise. If you haven't prepared your roof for summer yet, it's time to get started. Summer can cause considerable damage to your roof. This is especially true if you haven't taken steps to provide seasonal protection. If you have a composite shingle roof, you can protect it. Provide repairs and seal coating before the summer arrives. Here are four reasons you need to take those steps to protect your roof. 

UV Rays

When you think of UV rays, you might think of the damage they cause to your skin. Sun screen can protect your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. But, UV rays can also cause damage to your roof. The constant exposure to UV rays can cause your shingles to fade and crack. UV rays can also cause the rapid decay of your shingles. That means your roof won't last as long as it should. The best thing you can do is clean and seal your roof before summer arrives. 

Extreme Heat

If you're expecting a summer filled with triple-digit days, take action. Extreme heat can cause significant damage to your shingles. This is especially true if your roof is already in bad shape. The extreme heat can cause shingles to crack, bend, and separate. But, the constant exposure to heat can cause damage to new shingles as well. Without proper care, heat will destroy your roof. Avoid heat-related damage. Repair your roof before summer temperatures take hold. After the repairs, seal your roof. The sealant will lock out the heat. It's also a good idea to install attic fans. The attic fans help protect against heat damage from the inside. 

Weather Events

Weather events can cause a lot of destruction during the summer. Wind and rain can all work together to destroy your roof. If you're not prepared, you could end up with costly repairs. 


If you have loose shingles, the wind can rip them right off your roof. Even a small loose edge can cause trouble for your shingles during a wind storm. 


If your shingles are cracked, loose, or missing, your roof may leak. Not only that, but the moisture can loosen the rest of your shingles. That happens when the rain gets absorbed into the adhesive holding your shingles to the roof. You can reduce the risk of damage caused by summer weather events. Have preexisting damage repaired early. 

Temperature Fluctuations

During the summer, temperatures can change a lot overnight. These extreme temperature fluctuations can harm your roof. This happens when your roof heats up during the day and then cools down once nightfall hits. Apply seal coating to protect against damage caused by summer temperature fluctuations.

To learn more, contact a roofing company.