Summer Roof Problems

Woohoo it's officially Summer! Summertime at the Lake of the Ozarks is the best time of year with plenty of fun events to attend and of course, lots of fun in the sun! However, summer does come with its own set of roofing problems that you will need to watch out for. Today, your favorite roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks would like to address some of these issues so that you know what to watch out for.

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 out 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 would need to be 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 the 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.

If you experience any roofing problems this summer, reach out to the best roofers at the Lake of the Ozarks - Above & beyond Roofing! We offer Free, No Obligation, Roof Inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks. 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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