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Thermometer showing high temperatures in the summer

Can Your Sugar Land Roof Handle Houston's Summer Heat?

July greeted us with severe heatwaves and record-high temperatures. Because this likely won’t be the last time this happens, and August (Houston’s hottest month) is on the horizon, it’s a good time to determine whether or not your Sugar Land roof can handle Houston’s infamous heat that Houstonians seem to have a love/hate relationship with.

How Does The Heat Affect Your Sugar Land Roof?

When temperatures reach about 94 degrees, the temperature on your roof can heat up to 160 degrees! I’m sure we’ve all said “I feel like I’m melting!” in response to the heat we experience in the summer, but did you know your roof is affected in a similar way? It may not literally melt, but excessive heat is known to loosen your Sugar Land roof’s shingles and weaken the seals between them. This compromises the overall integrity and makes your roof less protective of your structure and, consequently, your family. 

When the seal is weakened, it allows for rain to seep in, which can create a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Additionally, their weakened state and the fact that they are no longer properly sealed to your roof may make your damaged roof shingles more prone to curling or flying off in the event that a hurricane or tropical storm is active in the area, which further damages the structure. This usually calls for a much-needed Sugar Land roof repair or Sugar Land roof replacement to ensure your safety and protection.

Get a Sugar Land Roof Inspection

Heat is one of the many reasons we insist on getting a roof inspection at least twice a year. This is especially recommended if your roof is old and the type of shingles on your roof are nearing their warranty. With over 40 years of experience, our team is highly trained and has a keen eye for roof damage, ensuring we spot out signs of what may seem like minor damage but can become costly if left unaddressed. Based on what we see in our contact-less Sugar Land roof inspection, we will help you determine whether it’s better for you to get a Sugar Land roof replacement or some Sugar Land roof repairs.

Amstill Roofing Is Prepared To Fix Your Sugar Land Roof And Keep Your Family Safe This Summer

If you would like to check on your roof and ensure it can handle the heat, then please contact us so we can begin with a free Sugar Land roof inspection and determine the best course of action. We look forward to keeping you and that which you treasure most safe.