The Effects of UV Radiation on Flat Roofing Systems

As summer approaches, commercial property managers might breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that winter is behind them. The rains, chilly temperature, and heavy winds are a thing of the past. However, you still have to be on your guard — winter isn’t your only enemy. The summer heat can lead to several issues that commercial property managers are often aware of. The summer sunshine also means UV rays, and UV rays can have a damaging effect on your roofing system. Here are the most detrimental effects of UV rays on commercial roofing:

One of the earliest symptoms of UV damage is blistering. If your flat roofing system has cracks and holes on the surface on the roof, typically, water will enter these openings. When heated by the sun, these openings will expand. This expanding water will ultimately lift the tar paper or roofing felt from your roof’s surface, leading to bubbles and blisters. To prevent blistering from occurring, we recommend having a professional examine your commercial roofing system. The team at Just Leaks will examine your roofing system for any problems that make your roof vulnerable to UV rays.

UV rays will target your roofing system’s composition. Direct exposure to certain chemicals in your commercial roofing system can cause your roofing system to deteriorate over time. Again, to prevent deterioration from happening, an inspection performed by qualified roofing professionals is a must — often, our team can mitigate the harmful effects of UV radiation by developing a solution personalized to your roofing system.

We have earned a stellar reputation among operations in San Jose and beyond. You and your roofing system deserve only the best, and the team at Just Leaks is here to deliver. We will examine your roofing system to ensure your commercial flat roof is ready for the summer heat. If you have any questions about your roofing system, please give us a call at (408) 249-4646.

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