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Summer is a time for more. More fun, more beach visits, more time outdoors – but also an opportunity for more problems, especially when it comes to your roofing. Your home’s roof is its shield against the elements, and the elements often pick up their intensity in the summer. So, it’s best to be prepared and watch out for these roofing problems this summer.
Sun Exposure & Heat Damage
The sun will be hotter in the summer months than the rest of the year. Most roofs are made with dark shingles such as black or charcoal gray. We all know that dark colors absorb a massive amount of heat compared to lighter colors.
Your roof is no different. With the UV radiation itself more intense than at any other time of the year and with the blistering of the sun, your shingles can deteriorate and come apart. With increased summer humidity, this is more damaging. Look out for curled or otherwise damaged shingles if you think the heat is damaging your house. If shingles are missing or damaged, your home may be more vulnerable to leaks and other problems from your roofing.
Storm & Water Damage
The most violent storms occur during the summer. Sometimes it’s even tornadoes and hurricanes. High winds, lightning, and pouring rain can all do damage to your roof by themselves. It will also make it very clear if you have a gap or leak in your roof, too.
This leads to extreme water damage that you will want to fix as soon as possible. The most common damages to be worried about, however, are tree branches breaking off from trees during storms or entire trees uprooting and falling. They may lightly or not-so-lightly fall onto your roof and will then cause leaks. Try to check your roof after any nasty storm.
Moss is not as serious as the previous two roofing problems, but it can go hand-in-hand with them. Moss loves humidity, so the humid summer along with any leak can make a great place for moss to grow and permeate. Moss can slowly cause roof systems to fail and fall, and can often be difficult to detect. So your best bet is to call a certified roofing inspector like us at 855-292-2757 (855 BY-CARLS)!