We normally assume that the brutal weather conditions during the winter are the one and only cause for damaged roofing system. Although it is true that the winter is very detrimental to a roofing system, it isn’t the only cause for vulnerability. The summer weather can be just as hazardous as winter weather or spring storms, but while the birds are chirping and the sun is shining, chances are we let it slip from our attention. Excessive heat can cause materials on your roof to swell and cause immediate damage, and as they begin to think it can cause further problems in the future. Excessive heat can be extremely damaging to the roof and your property in general.
Unfortunately, rain is a year around element and it requires you to pay attention to your roof year around. Small cracks or holes start to allow water into your home and without treatment, a minor problem can quickly escalade to a larger one. Since the attic separates your ceiling from your roofing system, it is common for homeowners to notice the damage that rain has done at the moment their attic is in need of immediate attention. A good suggestion would be to take a peak in your attic during a heavy rainfall just to be sure.
Although underestimated, wind storms can be a very damaging element to your home. We tend to only give special attention to conditions like hurricanes, but a strong wind storm can essentially leave your home exposed. Your roof is most likely to be the victim of heavy wind storms, causing shingles to move or blow off and the force of trees rubbing against the roof.
There is a long list of ways a roof can be damaged by different weather elements, but snow has one of the strongest effects on your roofing system. We all have a love-hate relationship with snow, but if you aren’t consistently evaluating your roof, it can cause major issues and disruptions to how your system can operate. During the snow we can experience the same issues of wind and rain, but pounds of snow sitting on top of your roof for a long period of time can add weight that you're system can’t handle. The weight of snow can cause parts of your roof to collapse or your gutters to fall, and that is the last thing anyone wants to deal with. In extremely low temperatures, ice tends to develop and can clog your gutters and cause damage to your roof and how it operates. Snow can often cause the need for professional attention to be accelerated, but as long as you are on top of things you’ll be fine.
If you are in any need of assistance, NCE Homes can get you educated on how to move forward with caution to avoid these elements damaging your home.