Weather Conditions and Your Residential Roof
Commercial Roof Repair
Posted on September 28, 2018 by Anderson Industrial Roofing
Texas is a state that is fortunate enough to actually let occupants experience the four changing seasons. However, while you are experiencing the benefits of the different weather changes, your roof may be taking the brunt end of the deal.
Some homeowners think that weather damage and roof repair only happen during large hurricanes or massive snow falls. This is sadly not correct. Even with what appears to be normal weather, your roof could be facing some trials that lead to repair or even replacement.
Snow is Not Roof Friendly
Although Norman Rockwell paintings would lead many of us to believe that a winter’s snowfall creates a beautiful view of frosted roof peaks, paintings don’t often mirror the reality of a situation. While snow is beautiful to look at, when compared to ice and rain on your roof, it is the worst culprit of roof damage.
The issue with snow is bad, especially if you have an older roof or your roof isn’t sufficiently protected. The weight of snow can easily add up to the point of partial roof collapse or gutter damage.
During the spring and fall seasons, Texas doesn’t get too much rain, but when it does, the rain decides to come down hard. Although rain doesn’t necessarily cause the initial damage on a roof, it can most definitely exacerbate them.
Staying on top of your roof inspections and general roof maintenance is essential to detecting the leaks and other issues that come to light when a hard rainfall hits. At the point where rain begins to leak into your home, you have serious roofing problem on your hands.
Heat and Your Residential Roof
Proper ventilation is the secret to keeping your roof in top shape during the warmer months of the year. Texas residents are no stranger to how hot our summers can get in our lovely state. What’s especially unfortunate about the hotter weather is that damage from this element often goes unnoticed and leads to more serious problems. Excessive heat causes a special kind of damage to your roof if it relies on shingles for coverage.
Heat causes your shingles to swell up and cause damage on your roof, even after they begin to shrink back down. Annual inspections will be able to help you understand where your roof currently stands on ventilation needs and preventing shingle problems.
Wind Leads to Roof Repair
Strong winds can not only mess with your roof’s shingles but can also have an impact on your chimney. Another danger to rooftops when the wind is involved is the threat of falling branches that pose a serious danger to families indoors. Staying on top of the sturdiness of your roof is important, otherwise, you may be in for some serious roof repair after the next winter storm.
Anderson Industrial Roofing Replaces Residential Roofs After Weather Damage
No matter the season, roof damage is always a possibility. If your home has fallen victim to weather damage and is in need of repair or roof replacement, get in touch with Anderson Industrial Roofing for a quote.