3 Main Summer Roofing Problems

Although it has felt like summer for quite sometime, the Summer Solstice is finally here! Ah, at last! As much as we love summer and all the fun it brings in, there are a few drawbacks. As temperatures rise it’s important to keep an eye on your roof. As carefree as summers are, it’s a good idea to regularly investigate your roof to catch any issues sooner than later. In this blog, we’ll tell you about the top three problems your roof faces during the summer months.

1. Heat

It’s no secret that the Florida summers are a SCORCHER. Summers are HOT, even in North Florida. To protect yourself and your family from harmful UV rays, you likely use sunscreen, especially during the summer. Your roof is no exception….Unfortunately, we haven’t invented a roof sunscreen quite yet, HAH! The constant sunshine and UV rays can pose quite a threat to your roof. Over time, sun-rays can cause subtle deterioration to your shingles. If you notice any dryness, breakage, or cracking you should call us to take a look at your shingles. It’s important to remember that weather will have an effect on your roof, regardless of the season. Regularly having your roof inspected by a professional can dramatically increase the life and longevity of your roof.

2. Humidity

I think it’s safe to say that we all have a love-hate relationship with the Florida humidity. While it works wonders for all of the plant life and foliage, and it’s great for your hair and nails, humidity can threaten the integrity of your roof. Unlike states like Arizona and Texas, who’s climate can be quite dry and arid, a Florida summer is often drenched with a humidity, which can cause unwanted puckering and even moisture damage to your roof. If your roof is not properly ventilated, humidity can cause moisture buildup, especially in your attic, which will cause your roof to weaken overtime. If you suspect your roof isn’t handling the outdoor humidity well, call Reliant and have us inspect your roof.

3. Thunderstorms

Summer can have some unpredictable weather, especially in the great State of Florida.We’re known for the high wind speeds and heavy rain, and these two components are definitely possibilities in shingle or roof damage. Wind can lift shingles, and sometimes what seems like minor damage can turn out to be a bigger problem if the rain gets in and leaks through the ceiling. After a storm, you should always check around your roof, and if you notice a piece of a shingle on the ground, it may be an indicator that you need a roof inspection.

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