Your roof is one of the most critical safety features of your home. When properly installed, it will protect you from inclement weather conditions. However, it doesn’t mean that your roof isn’t invincible. Natural weather can weaken the foundation of your roof and damage parts that help protect you.
Understanding how different weather conditions affect your roof can help you avoid more significant and expensive repairs in the future. Let’s take a look at some of the weather conditions you should pay attention to.
Severe Rain Showers and Thunderstorms
Your roof is built to protect you from a rain shower. However, heavy rain can damage and affect any surface it hits. If you haven’t been maintaining your roof maintenance and are missing shingles or have a crack, there is a high possibility that rain can leak inside your home and cause water damage. Water damage may also result in moss and mold growth on your roof.
Strong winds, like the kind experienced with hurricanes and tornados, can cause your roof to lose shingles and tiles. However, it doesn’t take a hurricane or tornado for the wind to cause roof damage. Even strong winds before a thunderstorm can cause your roof to crack or loosen shingles. If not treated correctly, it can cause more significant damage to happen.
Snowstorms Cause Roof Damage
It can be hard to find the motivation to go outside and shovel after a heavy snowfall. However, snow and ice buildups can damage and potentially ruin your roof after a heavy snowfall makes sure that you are shoveling out your gutters. The added weight can eventually cause your gutters to collapse if the snow isn’t removed.
When you think of extreme weather conditions, severe heat is often forgotten about. However, it’s important to note that high temperatures and the sun’s UV-rays can damage your roof just as much as heavy winds and rain showers. High temperatures can cause roof shingles to crack, breakdown, and cause the material used on your roof to expand and shrink. A well-insulated house can help protect your roof.
If your roof has been overly exposed to bad weather, don’t try and fix it yourself. Contact the professionals at Roof Smith. We offer high-quality repairs in Amarillo and Lubbock, TX, and Clovis, NM, and we’d love to help you.
Please contact us today to schedule a quote for your roof repair or replacement!