Two Weather Factors that Affect Your Roof in Summer

After a long winter, you may think that potential issues affecting your roof are in the rearview, not to be thought of until the next cold front hits. However, there are several issues that can arise during summer weather, affecting the stability of your roof and requiring emergency maintenance or repairs. Make sure to keep an eye on these factors as well as your roof in order to schedule maintenance before it’s too late.

Heavy Rainfall

Rain can cause your shingles and other components of your roof to erode and wear over time, allowing water to get between layers of materials and form condensation, leading to mold which can spread through your shingles and cause the unit to weaken. The mold can continue to spread through the insulation of your attic and into the ceiling of your home, causing widespread issues throughout your home. In order to make sure your roof is performing to safety standards, make sure you schedule periodic inspections so a professional is checking for telltale signs of failure or necessary work to be done.

 Excessive Heat

Does your home, primarily your roof, face south? If it does, your roof probably faces higher levels of direct sunlight throughout the day, which generates heat on your shingles. The impact can cause damage across your roof, causing cracks and curling in the shingles which makes your roof more vulnerable to moisture and wildlife. While curling can be seen during a routine visual inspection, other damage may not be obvious unless you know what you’re looking for. Having a professional roofing contractor come to your home to perform an inspection and any necessary repairs will prevent major damage from spreading, leading to major or emergency roofing projects.

Roofing Inspections in Uxbridge & Worcester, MA

If you are in need of a roofing inspection this summer, contact Nor’easter Roofing today. We will go over your roof and insulation to determine any problems or repairs that need to be made. Nor’easter Roofing can be reached by calling 508-667-3278 or by filling out our online contact form.