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Ah, summer-the best time to get ahead of roof issues. Heat will bring wear and tear to a roof, courtesy of the brilliant sun of Columbia, SC.
Here are three words to the wise about protecting your roof.
1. Work With the Albedo Effect No, it's not the latest band. You know the albedo effect if you've ever worn black on a summer day, or walked barefoot on blacktop! Dark asphalt, black rooftops, and lack of greenery all raise the temperature in and around any building. And that takes a toll on the materials. So pick lighter paints for exterior coats and detailing. Repaving your driveway? Make it lighter. Prefer garden space over more paving or mulch.
2. Clean Out Those Gutters Clogged gutters can cause rainwater to pool on top of your roof. Way to wear out your shingles and the whole roof structure. Swimming pools gain heat from the sun—so does ponding on roofs.
3. Keep An Eye Out Heat can shorten a roof's life. With the proper maintenance and a reliable contractor you can prevent problems before they start. You can also do visual inspections to look for signs of cracking or warping. If you notice any signs of damage at all then you should seek professional help immediately. Proactive care can add a decade to the life of your roof.
Consider our unexpected tips to beat the heat this summer. And if you're looking for Columbia SC roof experts to help, call Premiere Roofing at 803-244-9428.
Thanks to everyone at Premiere. Y'all are great!