Common Roofing Problems To Watch Out For This Summer
Summer is right around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about how you can protect your home – particularly, your roof. Summer weather can bring damage to your roof. Here are the common roofing problems to watch out for this summer.
1. Sun Damage
UV rays from the sun can cause a lot of damage to our roof. In fact, if your roof experiences enough sun exposure, it can cause shingles to dry out and crack. One way to avoid this is to have a roof coating applied to your roof.
2. Excessive Moisture
Excessive moisture as a result of humidity can lead to roof damage. Condensation is likely to occur if the temperature of your roof is lower than the air surrounding it. This excessive moisture has the potential to weak your roof and cause it to leak.
One of the most common roofing problems homeowners see re leaks. As we mentioned above, excessive moisture can cause this, but other things can cause it as well. Damaged flashing, missing or damaged shingles, gutter problems, improper installation, weather, and more can cause roof leaks.
3. Storm Damage
If your area is prone to summer storms, then be mindful of the possibility your roof will experience storm damage. Storms are often accompanied by strong winds that can cause shingles to blow off. Luckily, there are precautions you can take before a storm hits your area. First, trim back any trees that could fall on your home during a storm. Then, clear any leaves and other debris from your gutters to make sure there are no clogs or blockages.
4. Insects and Rodents
Summer brings out more than just sunshine and warm weather. It also brings out all the insects and rodents. If your roof and gutters aren’t properly cared for, you may find common pests on your roof like rats, squirrels, bees, hornets, termites, bats, and more. These insects and rodents could do some significant damage to your roof. For example, rats can burrow through your roof and even gnaw through the insulation and pipes.
5. Poor Ventilation
Summer heat and humidity often go hand-in-hand. If your attic isn’t properly ventilated, the excessive humidity can cause a moisture problem. Leaving something like this unaddressed can lead to seriously expensive repairs, and damage such as rot or mold and mildew. Consider having both your attic and roof inspected before summer heat makes a comeback to ensure everything is properly ventilated.
6. Moss Damage
If your roof looks like it’s covered in a green carpet this summer, then you have moss damage that needs to be taken care of. Moss is likely to grow on or between shingles in warm, wet climates. When moss and/or mold grows on your roof, it is truly killing your roof and should be addressed quickly. If you notice moss on you roof, make sure to have a professional take a look at it right away.
Contact Your Local Experts at KTM Exteriors For All Your Summer Roofing Needs In Lakeland, FL and Surrounding Areas
Whether you need roof repairs, replacement, inspection, or a roof coating, the experts at KTM Exteriors are here for all your roofing needs. We provide excellent service you can count on – every time. Trust us with your roof and give us a call today. We can be reached by phone at 863-222-9473 or by our online form.