The sun may bring warmth and light, but its ultraviolet (UV) rays can wreak havoc on your roof. Vibrant colors seem appealing at first, especially for visible roofs. However, under the sun’s relentless glare, they’ll likely fade significantly, affecting the overall aesthetic of your home. We study the science of color fading. Lansford Roofing can help you choose the right roof for lasting beauty and performance.

Why Does Color Fade?

Color fades over time due to a process called photodegradation. Simply put, UV rays from the sun have the energy to break down the chemical bonds within the pigments that give an object its color. This can happen to anything exposed to sunlight, from your favorite t-shirt to your home’s painted surfaces.

Unfortunately, not all colors fade at the same rate. Even on the same roof, different colored sections can experience varying degrees of fading depending on how much sun exposure they receive. Generally, neutral colors like whites, tans, and grays show less noticeable fading than bolder colors like greens, blues, and reds.

Measuring Fade: The Science Behind the Numbers

There’s a scientific way to quantify color fade – ASTM D2244. This standard testing method allows us to measure the exact difference between two colors, giving us a precise understanding of how much fading has occurred.

Here’s how it works:

  • A colorimeter scans the original, unfaded color, producing a numerical measurement based on a three-coordinate scale.
  • This is compared to a scan of the aged, faded color sample using the same method.
  • The color difference is expressed using specific calculations as a value called Delta E (ΔE). This number represents the level of fade or change from the original color.

Delta E is measured on a scale of 1 to 100. Lower Delta E values indicate minimal color difference, meaning a better match to the original color. Conversely, higher Delta E values signify a significant difference, highlighting substantial fading.

How Lansford Roofing Can Help

Did that last paragraph sound a bit confusing? We here at Lansford Roofing understand the importance of a roof that protects your home and maintains its aesthetic appeal for years. That’s why we offer a variety of roofing materials and colors designed to resist fading and withstand the harsh California sun, including Decra, Cedar, Boral Monterey Slate & Shake, and Owens Corning.

Here’s what sets Lansford Roofing apart:

Expertise is our cornerstone at Lansford Roofing. Our team is experienced and knowledgeable about roofing materials and their fade-resistant properties. This expertise gives you confidence that we can protect your home from the damaging effects of UV rays. We offer many roofing options, including materials specifically formulated to minimize UV damage and color fade.

Quality Installation: Proper installation is crucial for long-lasting roof performance at Lansford Roofing. Our certified and insured team ensures your roof is installed to the highest standards, giving you peace of mind about its lifespan and color vibrancy. We are committed to choosing the right roof for lasting beauty.

Don’t let the fear of color fade prevent you from having a beautiful roof. By partnering with Lansford Roofing, you can have a stunning roof that endures the elements for years. Remember, a well-maintained roof can significantly enhance your home’s curb appeal and value. Contact Lansford Roofing today for a free consultation and discuss your roofing needs. We’ll help you select the perfect roof, combining lasting beauty and exceptional performance.

Beyond Color Fade: Additional Benefits of Working with Lansford Roofing

While color fade resistance is a significant advantage, choosing Lansford Roofing offers a multitude of other benefits:

  • Durability: Our roofs at Lansford Roofing are not just roofs; they are long-term investments. Built to last, they protect your home from the elements for decades, giving you the confidence that it is secure. We offer complete assurances on textiles and labor, providing peace of mind.
  • Leak Prevention: Our expert installation techniques ensure optimal leak protection, safeguarding your home from water damage.
  • Energy Efficiency: We offer energy-efficient roofing options to help you save on cooling costs.
  • Professionalism: Our team is committed to providing exceptional customer service, ensuring a smooth, stress-free roofing experience.

Invest in Your Home’s Future with Lansford Roofing

Your roof is a vital investment that protects your home and family. Refrain from settling for a roof that will fade quickly or compromise your home’s aesthetics. Choose Lansford Roofing for a beautiful, durable, and energy-efficient roof that will stand the test of time.

Don’t wait until your roof starts to fade. Contact Lansford Roofing today for a free consultation and take the first step towards a beautiful, durable, and fade-resistant roof!