I’m sure you’re thinking; summer? Isn’t that the one time we don’t need to worry about our roof? But in fact, although the winter is probably the harshest on your roof, summer comes with its own set of problems. This is the perfect time for you to ensure that minor roofing problems don’t become bigger ones in the winter.
Here are some of the most common issues for the summer:
1) Moss Growth
Algae and Moss grow the most in the summer, so much so, that it can cover a large part, if not, your whole roof over time. The issue with this is, that moss causes moisture damage and rotting of the wood underneath. Overtime, moss can become more attached and may require pressure washing to remove, and this is when you should consider asking for professional help.
2) The Sun’s UV rays
Shingles can actually dry out and crack over the lifespan of a roof. Dry shingles can eventually fall off, leaving some sections with little to no protection. This is one of the problems that is associated with the aging of a roof, but can also be a sign that your roof needs replacing soon.
Summer can have some unpredictable weather, especially at the beginning, meaning that high wind speeds and some rain are definitely possibilities. Wind can lift shingles, and sometimes what seems like minor damage can turn out to be a bigger problem if the rain gets in and leaks through the ceiling. After a storm, you should always check around your roof, and if you notice a piece of a shingle on the ground, it may be an indicator that you need a roof inspection.
As hot air rises, if your attic doesn’t have a proper ventilation system, it can be problematic. This issue here, is that the hot air will be trapped in the attic, and this creates excess moisture issues, and that is one of the things that easily shortens the lifespan of your roof.
Contact us to schedule a summer roof inspection or to know more about our summer roofing services.