Have you been to a business or social gathering in the last thirty days? I’ll bet you dollars to donuts that some time during that activity, someone mentioned the weather. It’s on the tip of everyone’s tongue; the heat, excessive wind & hail, the lack of rain, the condition of your yard and garden, even the crops in the fields, right? But is anyone talking about the condition of their house? - Probably not – but they should be.
Unyielding heat waves and lack of rain can cause significant damage to your home. While shingles are now designed to withstand more severe weather than just a few years ago, the average age of the roofs in the states of Illinois and Indiana is over 20 years. Shingles that were manufactured 20 years ago even though they have a 30 year warranty are deteriorating at a much faster rate due to the excessive heat making your roof more vulnerable to damage by wind and hail. Radiant barriers under the roofs do help in reducing this impact but are not common to older roofs.