4 Summer Roof Problems to Watch Out For

Summer is quickly approaching! While winter may be the harshest season for wear and tear on your roof, you still need to care for roofs during the summer. The summer season comes with its own set of roofing problems that you need to be aware of. In today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company, we address some of these issues you'll want to watch out for this summer.

1. Summer Storm Damage 

Summer storms bring heavy rains, high winds and sometimes even hail, which can all affect our roofs. Wind can lift shingles, allowing water to get up under them. Hail can puncture your shingles, also making space for water to infiltrate your roof. Seemingly minor issues could turn out to be a bigger issue if rain water gets to the roof deck and starts leaking into your home. After a storm hits, it's a good idea to have your roof inspected for any damage. When an inspection is needed this summer, call 573-302-0354 to schedule your FREE roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks.

2. Moss & Algae Growth

The summer season offers the perfect conditions for moss and algae to grow. Not only is this growth unsightly, but over time, it can affect the integrity of your roof. Moss and algae harbor moisture, which can lead to water damage and rotting of the wood underneath. If you notice moss and algae beginning to take over your roof, you might want to consider having a professional come clean it off before it starts causing problems for your shingles and the roof deck underneath.

3. Dry and Cracked Shingles

Due to the sun's UV rays, shingles can actually dry our and crack over time. Dry shingles can eventually fall off, leaving sections of your roof with little to no protection from the elements. While you don't need to worry about this with a new roof, older roofs, especially those that haven't been properly maintained, could be susceptible to this summer roofing problem. Dry or cracked shingles could be a sign that your roof is nearing the end of its life and could need replaced soon.

4. Ventilation Problems

Along with summer comes hot humid temperatures. As hot air rises, if your attic doesn't have a proper ventilation system installed, things could become quite problematic. If hot air gets trapped in your attic, this creates excess moisture issues up there. Moisture is not good for your roof and can easily shorten the life span of your roof, not to mention to possibility of roof leaks and mold issues. You might consider having a professional ensure your ventilation system is appropriate for the size and style of your home.

For all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs this summer, contact none other than Above & Beyond Roofing. From inspections and repairs to entire re-roofs and new construction, we've got you covered. We specialize in both residential and commercial roofing; there's no job too big or too small for our team to handle!

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