When you think about roof damage, most people assume it primarily takes place during the cold weather season when Michigan roofs are exposed to ice, snow, and precipitation. Melting snow coupled with freeze and thaw cycles can cause a roof to develop ice dams that cause damage and eventually allow water to leak inside your home.
But did you know that warm weather also poses a number of risks for your roof? One of our goals at J&J Roofing is to educate homeowners about seasonal roof damage throughout the year and the importance of regular roof maintenance.
In this post, we’ll break down some of the common causes of warm weather roof problems we encounter and how they create problems for your roof. Give us a call to schedule roof repairs or maintenance for your roof.
1. Summer Humidity
When the sun is high and the mercury begins to climb, the air can start to feel uncomfortably humid. But humidity is more than just a minor inconvenience. That condensation can also cause damage inside shingles if they aren’t manufactured to withstand the high humidity.
2. Extreme Temperatures
Just like anything else, when building materials become hot, they expand. When they become cold, they can contract. Even if this happens on a seemingly minor scale, this process of expanding and contracting can weather some roofing materials over the course of their lifetime. That’s why aging roofs manufactured from lower-performance roofing materials can often worsen during the summer months.
3. UV Sunlight Damage
The sun is a powerful force, and the constant exposure to direct sunlight and solar heat during the summer months can cause older roofs to deteriorate more rapidly. Some of the more common problems you’ll see are warping and peeling, which can create weak points where water can easily infiltrate your roof. Newer roofing materials are manufactured to withstand constant UV exposure, making them far more durable.
Contact Your Home Roof Repair Pros
How long has it been since your roof was inspected? Staying on top of regular roof maintenance and repairs can help prolong the life of your roof, but eventually, all roofs need to be replaced. Today’s roofing materials are far more durable and attractive than the roofs of yesterday. At J&J Roofing in Roseville, our home roof repair team can help you choose the best materials for your roof so you can rest easy through many long summers and winters ahead.
We offer online consultations to help keep our community safe during this challenging time. To schedule your roof inspection or learn about roofing replacement, give us a call at 586-445-6455 or contact us online to connect with a member of our team.