Summer is Here – Will Your Roof Survive?

20When the rain and storms of spring are finally through, many people breathe a sigh of relief – at least until the next storm season arrives in the late summer. The time between stormy seasons can be effectively used to inspect roofs for damage or other kinds of problems, all of which will become worse as time passes. Enlisting the help of a local College Station roofing contractor to ensure a roof is in great shape is the best way to guarantee a safer future for whatever is ahead.

  • Heat Damage – Rain and wind are not the only elements that damage shingles, as high temperature decomposes them a little bit each day. In many cases, roofing material can withstand solar effects for years; however, during extreme heat especially when combined with humidity, shingles can become prematurely damaged. Repeated expanding and shrinking from excessively high temperatures will cause cracking and buckling. Humidity worsens the situation if moisture is between the roofing layers or within the shingles themselves. Being sure that a roof is thoroughly inspected after a long heat wave is a good way to see if any shingles are suffering this problem and need to be replaced. Having the attic checked for condensation is equally important, since any ventilation issues will compound heat-related problems.
  • Insect Damage – Warmth and humidity welcome various insects to move right in. Although less common, it is not impossible for shingles and underlying material to provide a home for various species of insects which can severely damage a roof’s structural integrity. With winds arrive, it could be disastrous to an insect-infested roof. Have a local College Station roofing contractor check for such a problem.
  • Pest Damage – Depending on the area, wildlife can become comfortable under the friendly confines of a roof. Rodents and small animals are very skilled at finding tiny openings and creating an entryway into attic spaces within the structure. It creates a health hazard and roof damage issue as small critters are notorious chewers, using teeth to get where they want to be. Raccoons are very ingenious in using roofs as bridges between trees and other structures, scraping and scratching shingles along the way which leave an invitation for more damage to follow once bad weather arrives.
  • Clogged Gutters – As vegetation grows in the warmer and wetter months, it is even more important to see that gutters are clear to prevent damage from later summer rainstorms. Any debris blocking gutters can provide a medium for more growth or simply block the path of draining rainwater, allowing it to pool. If the edges of a roof are submerged in water from blocked gutters, water can soak into the shingles, leading to mold, rotting, and other types of decay.

Although the time between stormy seasons is frequently hot and uncomfortable, being on top of a house is not desired but is highly recommended for roof inspections during this time. Although often possible to delay, if there is any kind of damage it is better to find out sooner rather than later to help prevent further damage from occurring. Once the strong winds of summer storms hit, there is nothing that any College Station roofing contractor can do until the weather has passed and damage can be assessed and repaired. So be proactive and sure the roof is ready to survive the summer season in great shape!

Call Schulte Roofing to Find The Very Best College Station Roofing Contractor!

Are you in a hurry to find a good College Station roofing contractor to inspect your roof before summer storms arrive? Call Schulte Roofing at 800-367-7663 to get scheduled for a roofing inspection before summer storms strike!