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What Are The Effects Of The Sun On Asphalt Shingles?

What Are The Effects Of The Sun On Asphalt Shingles?

The summer time is the period in which the scorching effects of the sun are at the highest level. Your roof may have the ability of withstanding extreme weather conditions, although regular beating by the sun and heat can affect its durability. The sun can damage the roof to the point that there will become a need to replace it within a short period of damage. If you use an asphalt shingle, then your roof is vulnerable to the effects of the heat emanating from the sun. Some of these effects are highlighted below.



Asphalt shingles start decaying due to the regular exposure to heat and sun. Newer shingles may offer some form of resistance for a longer time. The older ones however show signs of decay quickly. Decayed shingles often look rotted. They start to look like they are crippling. If you notice these signs in your shingles, then you need to repair them as soon as possible so that further damage can be averted.



Shingles also start cracking when intense heat from the sun hits them. The increased tension in the shingle as it curls from the heat coming from the sun often lead to cracks in the shingle. Cracks in shingles should be repaired immediately to avert further damage to the roof.




Intense sun can also casue the asphalt shingles to curl or bend upwards. The older shingles are easily affected and they show these effects quickly. This condition gets worse as the sunlight becomes more intense. It is recommended that you give the roofing experts here at Denver Roofers a call once you notice that your shingles start showing signs of warping.


If you are noticing signs of heat exhaustion on your asphalt shingles, call on our roofing experts at Denver Roofers. We have the expertise needed to carry out the repair needed by your roof so that it can handle the adverse effects caused by the summer heat.


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  • Kate Welling
    October 25, 2018, 9:35 pm REPLY

    It’s crazy how decayed shingles look rotted, as you mentioned. My roof’s shingles look like this, so I’m going to take your advice and get them repaired as soon as possible. I have never had my roof worked on, so I need to find a roofer in my area to come to help me out.

  • Braden Bills
    February 19, 2019, 4:25 pm REPLY

    My roofing shingles have been looking a bit shoddy. It makes sense that they can crack over the years! Maybe I should get a professional to replace them for me.

  • Tyler Johnson
    May 3, 2019, 5:17 pm REPLY

    That’s good to know that sunlight can start to warp your shingles. I could see why that could be bad since it would let in a lot more water that way. I’ll have to take a look at my roof to see if any of the shingles are warped since I live in a fairly hot area. I’ll have to make sure to get them repaired if I see any.

  • Kate Welling
    May 7, 2019, 4:45 pm REPLY

    You mentioned that shingles can start cracking when intense heat from the sun hits them. It makes sense that they can’t stand the extreme heat! I am going to look for a roofer near me to help me replace some shingles on my roof. I’ve noticed that some of mine are missing, and I think it is because of the crazy wind that I have here, not the sun.

  • Braden Bills
    May 17, 2019, 2:54 pm REPLY

    I didn’t know that the sun could do so much damage to shingles! Maybe it would be a good idea for me to choose a different roofing material. Something like slate would be much better off against the sun’s rays.

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