Many homeowners believe they only need to worry about winter roofing problems. But summer can be just as problematic when it comes to roofing damage.
It’s true the cold can wreak some serious havoc on your roof, but summer comes with its own unique set of problems. Here are some of the most common roofing problems to be on the lookout for this summer.
- Watch out for wind and rain. April showers may bring May flowers, but June through November is hurricane season. Summer thunderstorms can also cause damage by blowing debris into your shingles. What’s more, clogged gutters are the number one cause of basement flooding. Keep your gutters clear contact your roofing company as soon as possible if you suspect storm damage.
- Your skin isn’t the only thing that bakes in the sun. Asphalt shingles can dry and crack over time. And the sun’s UV rays during the summer can have some serious impact. Be on the lookout from cracked shingles and contact your roofing company for a repair. It may be a sign your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan. In comparison, metal roofing doesn’t dry and crack under the sun. It can also keep your home cooler.
- Moss doesn’t just grow on trees. Homeowners, especially new homeowners, may not think of moss as a potential roofing problem. But moss and algae can be pesky plants when they start to cover your roof. Moss can cause moisture damage to your roof over time. Eventually, the wood underneath will begin to rot. Your roofing company will be able to get the moss away with pressure washing.
- Don’t forget about ventilation. Your attic needs to have a proper ventilation system to keep moisture out of the roof. When moisture builds up, it can create rot and other moisture issues. What’s more, if you don’t recognize or fix these problems early on, it can become a major problem come winter. Improve your attic’s ventilation to keep your roofing from pre-maturely aging and needing a replacement.