Can Colorado Sun Damage My Roof?

Anyone who’s spent time outdoors in the summer in Colorado knows high altitude living brings especially intense sun. Just like concentrated UV exposure can be bad for your skin, it can also be rough on your roofing. While you can expect a good 15-30 years ouf of most asphalt shingles, knowing how to spot sun damaged singles can help you replace an aging roof before it leads to other issues.

While sun damage can occur on shingles on all sides of your house, pay particular attention to those on the south-facing roofs, as they receive the most exposure to damaging ultraviolet rays.

Warping: Shingles that aren’t laying flat on your roof may be letting moisture in, an are particularly susceptible to wind damage. Look for curled or otherwise misshapen shingles.

Crumbling: Colorado sunshine can also accelerate shingle decay. Look for missing chunks or ragged edges as signs that your shingles have soaked up too much sun.

Splitting: Extreme heating and contraction that comes with sun and cold can also cause shingles to crack and split.


If you’re unsure if your roof has suffered sun damage, contact B&M Roofing of Colorado for a free inspection and estimate.