Experts have been studying lightning for hundreds of years. And while we’ve learned a lot, we still can’t predict where it will strike. This makes lightning an unpredictable phenomenon, so there’s really no factual basis for the assumption that metal roofs can attract lightning.
With the effects of climate change and global warming on the rise, it’s about time for us to practice sustainability. It just gets hotter, especially in the urban areas, as more people move in and the energy use intensifies. Having green or white roofing can help improve the sustainability of urban areas which can combat the environmental issues that we face today.
Some granule loss is to be expected over the life span of your asphalt roof. In fact, manufacturers have already taken this into account by adding more granules to asphalt shingles than needed. There is, however, cause for concern if too many granules have fallen off a new roof or if patches have started to appear on shingles.
Pine needles are both beautiful and useful, at least to the environment. They can, however, cause damage to your roofing system. JAM Roofing details how this happens in today’s post.
Have you ever noticed that cities tend to be hotter than nearby rural areas? This discrepancy in air and surface temperatures is a phenomenon called the urban heat island effect. You can trace most of these problems by the kind (and the color) of roofs residential and commercial properties used in that area.