Summer brings families together, great outdoor weather, and a reason to relax. Although it’s easier to be carefree during this season, you can’t forget about the safety of your home. Your roof is greatly impacted during these hot, unpredictable months. Regular roof inspections and maintenance will keep the roof in good shape. You don’t want an unstable roof ruining your fun. Here are some common summer roof problems to watch out for.
Moss and Algae
Summer months are hot in Texas, and they are very humid too. This is the perfect weather for moss and algae growth. Moss travels through airborne spores, and it grows very quickly. These spores can collect on your roof during dry weather, and then they grow in the space between your shingles when it rains. Moss grows in a mat, and every time it rains, water is pulled from the surface layer of your roof to beneath its shingles. This can lead to water leaks and grander summer roof problems.
Pesky Insects and Rodents
Just like we step out of our home during the summer, rodents and insects step out of hiding too. Each season brings out different critters. Squirrels, bees, bats, hornets, mosquitos, and rats are just a few of them. They will establish a home on your roof, if you don’t properly inspect it. These pests can cause great damage up there. For example, squirrels and rats will chew through wood, shingles, and any other material that holds your roof together. But don’t try to remove these pests on your own. It’s a dangerous job, for critters that feel threatened may attack. The best method is prevention. This will save you higher expenses in the long run.
Humidity brings many summer roof problems. Excessive moisture can lead to serious damage. If your home has an attic, make sure to get it inspected along with your roof regularly, especially during these hot months. If the attic isn’t ventilating properly, the trapped wet air can rot the support beams. Without a great support system, your roof won’t last long.
Although summer brings a lot of sunny days for sunbathing and cookouts, it is also a time of rough storms. Don’t let the weather catch your roof off-guard. If there is a pre-existing problem before the storm, it will only get worse. CK Roofing can inspect your roof and fortify it against the storms. However, even with the best roofing materials, a severe storm has the potential to cause a lot of damage. Get your roof repaired immediately after the event to prevent higher costs and liabilities.
CK Roofing Has You Covered
Ensure the safety of you and your family this summer with a sturdy roof over your heads. CK Roofing offers a wide range of roofing solutions all over Houston and surrounding areas. Our team has many years of experience under our belts, and we have seen every roofing problem. No project is too big or too small for us. Get in touch with us today, and let’s protect your home with a strong roof!