Your roof plays a critical role in protecting you against the heavy downpour, the sun’s scorching heat and the freezing chill during winter months. Over time, these harsh weather conditions can take their toll on the stability of your roof. It helps to know how the weather impacts your roof so you can take preventive measures and know what to look for when carrying out regular maintenance checks.
Extreme heat can cause your roof to give out before it’s time. When your roof is exposed to prolonged heat, it can make certain roofing materials to swell. Tiles tend to lose their shape, shrink, curl or even break when temperatures are too high. If your roof is damaged by extreme heat, you can expect to see shifting tiles. When the damage extends to the interior of your roofing system, you’re likely to experience higher indoor temperatures.
Strong winds can blow away tiles, leaving your roof bare and vulnerable to water damage among other dangers. If trees surround your home, strong winds can be especially dangerous as trees will often bend during storms and rub against your roof. Extreme winds such as tornadoes and hurricanes can even uproot trees and send them flying onto your roof. It’s crucial to inspect your roof for damage once a storm has passed and called a professional roofing company.
If your roof has uneven surfaces or dents, rain can accumulate over time and eventually allow water to get into your house. Once water gets into your home, you face a long list of potential problems ranging from the growth of mould and mildew to damaged walls and a weak foundation. In addition to having a professional installation, early detection is essential to preventing water damage. Ensure your gutters are in good working condition and confirm that rainwater is running off your roof correctly.
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Regardless of the type of roofing materials you use, harsh weather conditions can result in costly roof repairs and/or replacements. The damage may not be immediate, so you have to be vigilant about regular roofing inspections. Don’t wait for the extreme weather to damage your roof and risk further damage to your property. Regular checks help you spot potential weak areas and your roofing expert can provide a sustainable solution.