Your roof sees a lot of different weather conditions and debris throughout the year. Summertime is wrapping up and you may be thinking about getting your roof inspected before fall and winter makes their appearance. While your roofing can experience damage all year round, here are some common roof problems that occur in the summertime. If you notice any of these problems with your roof, contact Kanga Roof for repairs!
The most common problem you will see in the summer is sun damage. Because the sun is out more frequently and the sun is closer to the earth, your roof may experience some sun damage. This damage looks like fading in the color, deterioration in the material, or adhesion, and faster aging of shingles.
Sun damage affects the curb appeal of your home but also the structure of your roof and its protective abilities. Having your shingles or roofing replaced near the end of the summer can prevent leaks and other damage from snow and ice.
Summer Storm Damage
The majority of the summer months come with nice days, sun, and warm temperatures. But summer thunderstorms, windstorms, and rain storms can still occur and cause roof problems. These summer storms can cause holes, cracks, or moisture damage to shingles or other roofing material.
You do not need to have your roof repaired after every summer storm, but you should be mindful of strong winds and if multiple storms occur back to back, you can have a professional examine the condition of your roof.
High temperatures are often the cause of cracked shingles. This can dry them out and cause them to split or crack. In worst-case scenarios, shingles can detach completely and leave the underlying layers exposed which can lead to more issues. Cracked shingles may not need to be repaired immediately, but shingles that have fallen off or become severely damaged should be replaced.
If you live in a damp and heavily shaded area, moss growth on your roof can quickly get out of control. Moss spreads through spores and can lead to excessive moisture sitting on your roof. This can cause roofing material to become weak and moldy, which affects its function. Moss can grow easier in the summer, so checking for growth on your roof now is a good idea.
Insect or Rodent Infestation
Warmer weather usually comes with insects and rodents seeking shelter or places to build nests. These insects and animals may choose your roof or gutters to build shelter and can cause problems for the exterior of your home. Damage to wood components and sealants are damages that you should watch out for here.
Having a solid roof can also help prevent insects or rodents from getting inside your home. If your roof is full of holes, and cracks or your shingles are lifting, mice, bees and other critters can get into the rafters and ceilings of your home.
Trust KangaRoof With Roof Problems
Small problems with your roof can turn into a large expense if not handled properly. Keeping up on maintenance is important to preventing summer roof problems from extending into the fall and winter.
When it comes to protecting your home, you should work with the very best. Kanga Roof offers roof repairs and roof installation to help keep your home safe, dry and protected from unwanted guests. Our team wants to help you have peace of mind about shingles, gutters, and your roof structure. Our technicians are trained and experienced in how to handle roof problems in the best way.
Our services include repairs to metal roofs, soffit and fascia, asphalt roofs, commercial roofing, and more. We are also available to inspect or repair your roof in the event of an emergency. You can’t predict when an emergency will occur so we offer services to you 24/7. Kanga Roof gets the job done right, contact us today!