Even though the sun is over 90 million miles away from earth, it can still produce extremely strong UV rays. And you’ve most likely experienced those strong rays through sunburns, warming up in the sun on a chilly day, or stepping on a hot street in the middle of summer.

You’re not the only one who experiences the powerful UV rays. Roofs do, too.

The strong rays are part of the reason why it’s important to have routine maintenance done on your commercial roofing system. Keep reading to learn how the rays can affect roofing.

 UV Rays Can Deteriorate the Commercial Roofing

UV rays are not just damaging to your skin, but they can also be damaging to a roof. When the rays hit your commercial roofing system, they can harm the surface’s composition. This usually results in the deterioration of the chemicals that make up the actual roof, which causes the deterioration of the roof itself.

Before it gets to this point, you should have the roof looked at to see if there are any preventative measures you can take. Simply going through routine maintenance for your roof can also help.

The Rays Can Damage Shingles

More so than the rays themselves, the heat from the rays can damage roofing shingles, especially asphalt shingles. The heat causes the oils on the roofing materials to dry out. When this happens, your roof may crack or buckle.

Having commercial roofing services to check the roof of your building regularly can ensure that any damage that occurs from the sun doesn’t get worse over time. If there is any damage to the shingles, it can be fixed right away.

UV Rays Can Affect the Interior of the Building

While you may just think the effects of UV rays will stop on the exterior of your commercial building, this isn’t true. The UV rays can actually create interior effects as well.

This usually only happens if you let the UV rays damage the exterior first without getting any roof repairs done.

So what happens?

When the roof is damaged by the rays, the rays will continue to heat the outside of the building day in and day out. When this occurs, it can create condensation issues on the interior portion of the roof, especially if there is not proper insulation or ventilation in your building.

Not only is hiring a commercial roofing company important to fix the exterior of your roof but also to ensure that there is no damage to the interior as well.

Commercial Roofing Repair

If you feel that your roof may have some damage from UV rays, it’s best not to wait to find out the hard way. You’ll want to hire a commercial roofing company to come out and look at it to fix the damage.

However, it’s best to have commercial roofing services done before the damage actually occurs. This can help prevent some of the damage as well as save you money!

Ready for professionals to come out? Contact us today at Great Lakes Roofing to help restore, fix, or prevent damage to your roof!

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