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Sunlight Degradation on Commercial Roofs

It’s summertime in Omaha, and the sun is pounding commercial roofs with UV light like it does every year. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light is notorious for degrading roofs over time. As chemicals in modified bitumen, shingle, metal, or single-ply roofing membranes are continually exposed to UV radiation, the materials break-down and degrade. Even in Omaha, the sun will have a major impact on the longevity of your commercial roof. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at sunlight degradation does to your commercial roof, and some possible solutions to get more life out of your roof, along with some other bonuses that come with choosing a cool roof solution. The Effects of the Sun on Your Commercial Roof Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a…