High temperatures can cause roof damage

With the Valley already experiencing its second Excessive Heat Warning this month, the summer heat not only takes its toll on your family's comfort, but can also cause damage to your home's roof.

Soaring temps can make your roof expand and contract. With the addition of monsoon moisture, conditions become extreme!

On tile roofs, the heat causes the underlying tar paper to dry out, which makes it become brittle and cracked. This is the portion of the roof that is the final barrier to keep water from leaking into your house. 

Experts say homeowners can expect 10-15 years of life expectancy in the felt paper under tile roofs.

And, you can lessen the damage effects from the heat by making sure your roof has proper ventilation.

 

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