When it comes to roofing companies in Raleigh, NC, Housetop Roofing can’t be beat. We make sure that your roof is done right by hand nailing all of the shingles, only using in-house employees, and having a foreman on site. We don’t stop there with our quality work: We also offer a number of home improvement services, where we provide the same quality service.

While sunshine can be cheerful and beautiful, it can also be harmful to your home’s exterior. Over time, a number of areas of your home can be damaged by the sun, including your roof, deck, and vinyl siding. Here are some ways to help prevent and repair sun damage.

In general, shade trees are a great way to offer your home some protection from the sun. Just be sure not to plant them too close to your home. Also, you’ll want to trim back any branches that hang over your roof.

When it comes to your deck, regularly sealing and staining your roof will help to prevent wear and tear from the sun. In addition, you can use outdoor rugs and umbrellas to protect your deck from the sun.

Over time, the sun can cause your roof’s asphalt shingles to warp, crumble, and fade. Annual inspections can help to prevent any serious damage from happening. If your home gets a lot of direct sunlight and/or you live in a warmer climate, then you should consider getting lighter-colored asphalt shingles, which can deflect light, or metal roofing which is more durable and resistant to sun damage.

Repeated exposure to sunlight can cause your vinyl siding to warp. Fortunately, most modern vinyl siding has elements built in to help protect it from the sun. Like your roof, it’s a good idea to have your siding inspected annually to check for needed repairs.

For all of your sun damage repairs and preventative maintenance, give us a call at Housetop Roofing in Raleigh, NC.