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Sep
06
Summer weather roof damage and how we can help!

Winter can arguably cause the most damage to your roof, but summer’s heat has its own threats that can cause problems. Summer storms and wind damage, heat degrading the materials, UV damage from sunlight and thermal shock as temperatures fluctuate from day to night can all cause serious harm to your roof. Here’s a look at a few ways the weather impacts your roof.

UV Rays

UV rays from the sun are constantly hitting your roof, causing it to age and decay. This happens in cloudy days, but, it’s especially harmful during long, sunny summer days.

Energy at this wavelength, though not visible to the naked eye, causes wood to bleach, weaken and crack, oils in your roofing and construction material to dissipate and asphalt shingles to buckle and split.

Heat and Thermal Shock

With the incredibly high temperatures in Texas if your roof is not shaded it can reach temperatures of up to 190 degrees! The heat causes the chemicals and material to expand and as temperatures drop rapidly after sunset, the materials contract. This causes the integrity of the roof to be weakened and materials to break down at an accelerated rate.

Storms and Moisture

Humidity is the moisture present in the air outdoors or inside your home. Humidity is not only to blame for the muggy, sticky feeling in the air during the hottest days of summer, it can also cause damage to your home. If the temperature of your roof is cooler than the surrounding air, condensation can occur on your roof. This excess moisture can cause water damage weaken and your roof over time, which creates leaks.

With our free no obligation inspection, we will check for damage to the structure in the attic, check for damp patches under the eaves, check for gutter blockage, and the entirety of the roof itself and surrounding areas such as fences for damage.

Don’t wait until the holidays to schedule an hour of time for a free inspection. There’s no obligation and we won’t harass you. Let us help make sure you enter the holiday season with peace of mind!

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