As spring comes to an end and the rainy weather is replaced by warmer days, you will need to prepare your commercial roof for the heat of summer. From withstanding extremely high temperatures, to being exposed to harsh UV rays, the summer weather can be rough on your roof. Here are some tips on how to get your roof ready for the hotness to come, and prevent unnecessary damage from occurring.
Ensure Proper Ventilation
A properly ventilated roof is essential for allowing hot air to escape your building and extend the life of your shingles. One way to tell if your roof isn’t well ventilated, is by simply touching the ceiling or examining the attic. If the ceiling feels hot or you see dampness in the attic, you likely have a problem. The best way to better ventilate your attic and roof is to install soffit vents or a ventilator in the roof.
If storms have left your roof with missing shingles or other damage, don’t wait until the temperatures rise to make repairs. The heat can cause even more damage to your roof, and quickly wear down shingles. It’s best to quickly address issues with your building’s roof no matter what time of year.
Your shingles will have a hard time enduring the heat of summer on their own. Applying products to cool your roof and increase reflectivity can help extend the life of your roof. You will want to make sure your roof is clean and fully repaired before applying any sealants or coatings. Also, check the weather forecast to make sure there will be no rain or bad weather for at least two to three days after applying any products.
Proper preparation is the key to helping your commercial roof last through both the storms of winter and the heat of summer. Contact State Roofing by calling 206-207-5165 or emailing us to get your roof ready for the rest of summer!