While it may depend on where you live, out of the four seasons, your roof is in the biggest danger of being damaged in the winter and summer months. If you live in an area that sees little snowfall in the winter, summer is most likely the most dangerous season for your roof. The increase in heat brings with it a series of factors that put your roof in danger. Here are three factors to be on the lookout for.
1. Severe Weather
With the increase in heat the summer months brings also comes higher risks for dangerous storms. Heavy rain and high winds from these severe storms can rip shingles from your roof and cause leaks. While you can’t stop the weather, you can be proactive to keep your roof safe by having routine roof inspections. While it might be a good idea to have your roof inspected before the summer months, it is definitely a good idea to have an inspection after a severe thunderstorm blows through.
2. Trees and Debris
Typically the result of severe weather, falling trees and debris from powerful storms can damage your roof. The main concern is overhanging trees. You may like the look your large tree provides to your yard, but if it has large branches that extend over your roof, you should consider removing them. It should be cheaper than replacing your roof if that branch were to fall on it. Always inspect your trees after a strong storm. Even a tree close to your house can cause damage if it were to fall due to high winds and it being top heavy.
3. Moss and Algae
While some may like the green look of moss or algae, these plants can actually cause damage to your roof. These plants can grow faster in the summer months, especially in areas with increased humidity. By retaining water, moss and algae can damage your roof. The water they retain can actually find its way in between your shingles. If you find these plants on your roof, it’s important to handle them quickly before they get out of hand.
Taking the proper precautions for these factors is simple. It just takes a quick roof inspection you can do by yourself. Simply do a naked eye inspection of your roof. Look for anything that looks out of place such as loose or missing shingles, debris on your roof, or moss or algae buildup. If anything looks out of place, call All Roofing, Siding, and Gutters today for an in-depth roof inspection.