You can experience problems with your roof at any time of the year. However, there are some problems that are specific to the summertime. You should keep a close eye out for them and call a roofing company for help at the first sign of trouble. Here are 3 common roof problems you might come across when the weather gets warm.
Weak roof due to poor attic ventilation
Is your attic ventilated properly? If it isn’t, it can cause moisture and humidity to build up inside the top of your home. This moisture and humidity can cause dry rot to set in, which can lead to your roof becoming weaker over time. You may also have to worry about mold growing in your attic if there isn’t enough ventilation in it.
Moss and algae growth
It’s not all that uncommon to see a little bit of moss and algae growing on a roof in the summer, especially if the roof is located in the shade for all or even part of the day. However, you shouldn’t let that stop you from doing something about moss and algae if you see it. Moss and algae can trap moisture and cause damage to your roof if you don’t take the right steps to have them removed
Cracked and damaged roof shingles
If your roof gets partial or full sunlight at any point during the day, it’s basically going to sit and bake in the sun. Your roof’s shingles can dry out when they’re exposed to the sun day after day, week after week, month after month, and year after year. Eventually, they’ll get so dry that they’ll crack on you. It’s important to either replace cracked shingles or consider replacing your roof altogether to bring it back to life.
Is your roof showing signs of any the problems listed here? Roofing by Bruce can set you up with the roofing services you need. We can install a new roof for you or repair your old one. Call us at 570-424-8891 today to schedule a roofing consultation.