4 Most Common Summer Roofing Troubles
The summer season is finally here! While you’re enjoying family vacations and BBQs, you probably aren’t thinking much about your roof. Unfortunately, there are summer-related issues that spell trouble for roofing. If you experience any of the following, you’ll want to contact a professional roofing contractor for help.
#1: Overheated Attic
Your attic temperature should be close to the outdoor temperature. This space in your home isn’t going to feel as cool and comfortable as your main living areas, but there is a limit to how hot your attic should get.
If your attic reaches 100 degrees or higher, this is a sign of trouble. It shows that the attic is likely unventilated and can ultimately end up baking asphalt shingles from your roof---especially if the attic reaches 150 degrees. It also causes your air conditioning system to work in overdrive, resulting in higher energy bills.
Gable, soffit, and ridge vents help keep your attic at the appropriate temperature and prevent overheating during the summertime.
#2: Missing Shingles
During strong storms, it’s not uncommon for shingles to blow off your roof. If you notice shingles are missing, you don’t want to ignore this issue. Missing shingles exposes the roof deck to the elements and can result in extensive, costly damages over time.
How do you prevent shingles from blowing away during a windstorm? It starts with professional installation. Then, make sure your roofing has a wind warranty. For example, a good roofing wind warranty can guarantee shingles to stay intact during winds of 110 MPH.
#3: Moss on the Roof
Unfortunately, moss isn’t a quaint addition to give your home a cozy cottage feel. Moss is worrisome because it can damage the asphalt shingles. Moss holds water and can make the shingles remain damp for extended periods of time. Eventually, the shingles can fall off of your roof or blow away from a strong wind gust.
#4: Leaks in the Attic
If your roofing is old or shingles are missing, you’ll likely experience a lot of leaks during the summer season. Rainstorms can allow significant water into your attic and collect on the rafter beams. If this goes undetected, eventually you may find yourself with mold and mildew in your attic. The water damage may also extend to your ceiling and interior walls, causing unsightly stains and a big mess to clean up.
Concerned About Your Roof?
If you don’t feel confident fixing an old and outdated roof, help is right within reach. We provide quality roof replacement that makes your home perform in tip-top shape. It will help you save on energy bills all year long. Contact us if you would like us to check your roof or if you know you need a new roof, Universal Windows Direct of Fort Wayne would be glad to provide you with a free home estimate.