Is it hot enough for ya today?! With this, the third heat wave of summer 2013, we New Englanders have the tall task of keeping ourselves and our pets cool in the sweltering humidity. But, it’s important, too, to be cognizant of the fact that the summer sun can do a number on our homes.
The heat from the sun can cause a roof to heat up to around scorching 160 degrees Fahrenheit! As nighttime falls, the roof’s surface may get down to a “cool” 90 degrees. Big-time changes like this cause roofing materials to contract and expand. This can result in loose flashing or fasteners that are working double-duty to handle all that pushing and pulling that’s taxing your roof.