Protecting Your Roof From Sun Heat
We live in Arizona where the sun does nothing but shine! Some of us step outside for 5 minutes and end up with a sunburn. Not to mention the unbearably hot sidewalk you can’t take your dog for a walk on. Don’t get me wrong the sun is great but have you thought about what it could be doing to your roof? Sitting there just baking in that glorious summer sunshine ALL DAY. An unprotected roof can increase the risk for asphalt breakage, fading, warping, and cracking. To get longevity out of your roof, learn how to protect it.
Here are some ways to defend from the sun heat….
1.) Reflective Paint for Flat Roof: Coating the roof in white or silver is the cheapest and easiest option. All you need is paint, rollers, and a ladder. Poor some paint and start rolling!
2.) Gravel for Flat Roof: For increased roof protection, get reflective gravel poured on your roof. As an added bonus, it helps with drainage which is perfect for monsoon season!
3.) Reflective Membrane: Using fasteners, these prefabricated sheets are attached to the roof for protection from the sunlight and heat. For your safety, it’s best to hire a professional!
4.) Solar Panels: Two birds, one stone?… Why not?! Shade your roof and save money on your electric bill by getting solar panels installed.
For any questions regarding your roof, Almeida Roofing is here to help! Take a look at our website or give us a call.