Summer Roofing Issues to Keep an Eye Out For 👀🏡
Summer is here and things are heating up outside! With changing climates and summer storms, there are a few things you should keep an eye out for regarding your roof. Keeping up with regular maintenance and catching issues early on can help extend the life of your roof. Read on to find out what you should be watching 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. 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 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.
Contact Above & Beyond Roofing for a FREE Roof Inspection!
If you happen to notice any of these issues over the summer months, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Above & Beyond Roofing! We offer free, no obligation, roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks. We can help give you professional recommendations for repairs and we offer free quotes. Give us a call anytime you experience a problem with your roof!