If you’re asking yourself, “What are typical summertime roofing issues I need to be aware of?” HUDCO Roofing & Exteriors can help you out! Summer weather may be damaging to roofs. But we can lessen the damage! Besides, we can take corrective measures after issues arise.
As critical as detecting the damage, acting promptly to solve it is also crucial. Therefore, we will describe below the common roofing issues to pay attention to this summer.
The sun’s rays might weaken your roof and lead to leaks. But, by coating your roof you may reduce the likelihood of damage. The coating functions similarly to the sunscreen you put on your skin when you go to the beach or pool.
Over time, the sun’s rays can weaken or discolor your roof deck. Likewise, the adhesive keeping your roofing material in place might dissolve when exposed to the sun. Indeed, the sun’s heat accelerates the deterioration of your shingles.
Does your roof have suffered the effects of harsh sun’s rays for long periods? Keep in mind that you will not notice all the symptoms immediately. However, you don’t have to get up on a ladder for a better look of your roof if you don’t want to. A roofing company can check for damage and advise you on whether to make repairs.
You should protect your roof from humidity or atmospheric moisture. Condensation develops when the roof’s temperature is lower than the ambient air. Eventually, excessive wetness might damage your roof to the point where it leaks. When building or repairing your roof, reputable roofing businesses will choose materials resistant to water seepage.
Roofing can suffer damage from excessive rainfall. If your roof is vulnerable to water damage, you should consider applying a waterproof coating. You can prevent water leaks with regular roof inspections that look for problems like weak points or cracked shingles. Thus, periodically inspect the inside of your roof by going up into the attic.
Besides, there may be traces of water that are not immediately apparent. Still, a trained eye can see them by using specialized detectors. Do not delay in fixing water damage to your roof.
When a storm is imminent, you can take some measures to be prepared:
- Make sure there are no dead trees near your home that may cause damage if a branch falls during a storm.
- The gutters must be free of leaves and other debris.
- Check for clogged drains and clear them out.
Inspect your roof for damage after a storm. Shingles or a fragment of a shingle may get dislodged or broken if exposed to wind. There is always the risk of a branch or limb falling on your home’s roof. Moreover, if a hailstorm hits your roof severely, you may need to replace it soon.
After a heavy storm, contact a roofing professional to check for damage to your roof.
Additionally, you must notify your insurance carrier if there is damage. To file a claim with your insurance provider, the roofing business will help you document the whole damage.
Your roof may become a home for moss and algae. Such a problem has significant implications for your house since moss might weaken your roof’s structure. At some point, the wood that supports your roof may deteriorate or decay. Moreover, if you let moss build up on your roof for too long, it becomes extremely difficult to remove.
If your roof has sustained even minimal damage, you should fix it Immediately. Ignoring a minor issue might lead to much larger repair costs down the road.
Yet, it is easy to make mistakes while replacing shingles, such as putting new shingles on top of old ones or using the wrong nails.
Roofs are fragile structures, and even minor repairs can compromise their integrity. Many homeowners seek professional help to examine their roofs and replace damaged or missing shingles and avoid these issues.
Therefore, trust only trained roofers with your roof’s upkeep and repairs. Ladders are risky to climb. Likewise, your own or your handyman’s repairs could not hold up to the summer’s heat, humidity, and precipitation.
Get Your Roof Ready for Summertime with the Pros
HUDCO Roofing has been providing LA with top-notch roof repairs and replacements for years.
Our dedication to excellence has earned us recognition as a Select Shingle Master from CertainTeed Corporation, an A+ rating with the BBB, and membership in the National Roofing Contractors Association.
HUDCO Roofing & Exteriors can provide you with the help you need. Getting in touch with us can be done by calling us at 225-364-1007. We service areas in Bossier City, Shreveport, and Baton Rouge, LA.