Summer Heat and Your Roof
Summer is officially here and that means summer heat will once again be beating down, so how does that affect your roof?
Here are the top things to consider:
1. Day/Night Cycles: You might not think of the nights during the summer as particularly cold, but how much cooler are they than the peak heat of the afternoon sun? This causes roofing materials to go through expansion and contraction cycles daily, and some of them are severe enough to start breaking materials down over time.
2. Summer Storm Activity: Hot and cold that occur in this season often cause significant storms in the Niagara region. Wind, rain and even hail aren't good for the integrity of your home’s roof. They can result in structural damage, loose shingles, weakened flashing, damp spots, and gutter blockage.
3. U.V. Exposure: The sun’s ultraviolet rays hit your roof hard. This makes your roof decay and age. It even happens on cloudy days, as U.V. rays still penetrate the cloud cover overhead. U.V rays can bleach, crack, and weaken wood while dissipating oils in your home’s materials, leaving asphalt singles buckling and splitting.
4. Winter Damage: If damage has occurred over the winter that has not been taken care of you may have a weakened roof system this summer. That means all the issues mentioned above will be more damaging to the roof and you may not be as prepared as you think for what summer blows may come.
The good news is that a roofing system with a professional inspection and analysis can be repaired no matter what the issues are. Our team at Class EH! Roofing are here to help you out if you need assistance.
Contact us for a no obligation estimate today and ENJOY THE SUMMER knowing you have a solid roof over your head!
Wayne Jeffreys is a native of Niagara-On-The-Lake and owner of Niagara based roofing company Class Eh Roofing!