Potential Roofing Damage Caused By Extreme Heat

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The potential for wildfires in Colorado is a big factor in choosing home and roofing materials. However, if you have an old roof on your home or business, you may be vulnerable to fire damage and even potential roofing damage caused by extreme heat from a nearby wildfire.

Roofing Damage Caused By Excessive Heat

If your home has been in close proximity to a wildfire, the heat from the fire may be extreme enough to cause damage to your roof and gutter system.

Roofing Damage

Contact a Colorado roofing contractor to talk about replacing a damaged roof.

One popular roofing material that is particularly vulnerable to extreme heat is asphalt. While asphalt shingles are fire-resistant, they are not made to withstand excessive high heat. Wildfires will cause the atmosphere to heat up for long periods, potentially compromising asphalt roofs. 

Accessing Roofing Damage

While the damage caused by direct contact with fire and burning embers may be easy to spot, it can be a bit trickier to see the damage caused by heat. You will need to consult with an expert to assess any roofing damage or what shingles have been compromised.

Depending on the extent of the damage, you may need a roof replacement or simply fixing individually damaged parts and components. 

Gutter Damage

Your entire home envelope is vulnerable when in near proximity to a wildfire. The gutter system is a vital component of a roofing system and particularly vulnerable because it sits on the exterior of your home. Make sure you check your gutters for damage if there has been a wildfire close by. 

Materials used for gutters may not be able to withstand sustained extreme heat. If there is damage, be sure to repair and replace it immediately.

Contact Colorado Roofing 

If your roof and gutter system has been compromised due to a wildfire or extreme heat, we can help you find the best solutions for a roof replacement. We can recommend fire-resistant and heat-resistant materials that give you the protection and the aesthetic you want. 

Contact us for a consultation on a new roof for your home or business.

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