ROOF PROBLEMS CAUSED BY HEAT AND HUMIDITY
Your roof can be damaged by heat and humidity. Its constant exposure to the sun causes its temperature to rise. Your air conditioner will have to work harder. It becomes more difficult to cool your home as the humidity rises. If your home is becoming more difficult to cool, you may need roof repairs. Your roof will last between 20 and 30 years if it is well maintained and made of high-quality materials. Here are some facts about roofing issues.
PROBLEMS CAUSED ABOUT HEAT
Extreme heat can cause damage to the roof’s support beams and joists. These parts of the roof expand, stretch and break down due to heat. This can lead to water seepage into your home, which can cause mildew or mold problems. The heat can also cause nails to crack under the shingles, and the shingles may shrink or curl due to the heat. It can also lead to weak spots on your roof. These problems could lead to roof repairs.
PROBLEMS CAUSED DURING HUMIDITY
Humidity can cause damage to your roof and the materials used in its construction. The moisture is trapped in the crawl space and attic. The moisture becomes condensation, which causes mold growth on the rafters and joists. This moisture can lead to wood rot and plywood sheathing that is weak. The moisture causes the layers of wood to separate.
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR ROOF
If you live in hot areas and need to repair your roof, the material of your roof can make a big difference in how much sunlight it absorbs. The more sunlight your roof absorbs, the more heat will enter your home. Insulating your attic can help but it doesn’t stop heat from getting into your house.
CONSIDER A METAL ROOF
A metal roof is a good choice for roof repairs. Metal roofs reflect more light than other roofing materials. A metal roof is often thought to be a bad choice for keeping your home cool. A metal roof is more efficient at reflecting light, which makes it ideal for keeping a home cool.
Knowing how heat and humidity can damage your roof will help you to be more prepared to prevent them from happening and to get roof repairs done. To learn more or to make an appointment, contact a roofer today.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Largo Roofing Contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.