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How UV Rays are Damaging Your Roof

RoofWe protect ourselves from UV rays, but what about protecting our roofs from UV damage? It might surprise you to learn how UV rays are damaging your roof. Take a look.

What Are UV Rays?

Ultraviolet radiation, or UV rays, is part of the spectrum of light we get from the sun. You can’t see them, but they’re there. And they can do a lot of damage. Think about sunburn and skin cancer. Those are the result of the UV rays we get from being in the sun. Those same harmful rays hit your roof all day every day.

What Do UV Rays Do to Your Roof?

The sun can cause your roof shingles to fade and dry out all on its own. The UV rays, however, do even more damage. They damage the top layer of your roof material, leaving it exposed to the elements and compromising your roof’s integrity. If the protective layers of your shingles can’t keep water out, you could face a serious issue with water damage under your roof and in your house.

What Can You Do?

One of the best ways to prevent UV damage to your roof is by choosing roofing materials that are resistant to damage from the sun. Materials that reflect the sun instead of absorbing its heat will keep your roof cooler and help prevent sun damage.

Are you worried about UV rays damaging your roof? The experts at Premiere Roofing can inspect your roof, assess the damage, and recommend a course of action, including potential roof replacement with better materials. Contact us today, and let us use our knowledge to provide options to protect your home.

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