Your roofing can be affected by many different types of weather. After all, it’s made to fit and protect the top of your house from extreme elements! However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look after it in return. Specifically, over time, your roof can suffer, and without regular checkups from a professional roofing and construction company, your home’s level of protection will become severely compromised.
We all know that some weathers are worse than others when it comes to building and construction materials. And in terms of your roof, three types of weather can damage it beyond repair. Let’s go through them below.
As you may have guessed, heavy winds are the number one offender on this list. Tiles, shingles, and asphalt can be chipped, broken, and even completely dislodged by one of nature’s most potent forces. If you live in a hurricane valley or in a typically windy part of the country, there’s a good chance multiple roof tiles have already been displaced; unfortunately, you’ve been living with holes that reveal parts of your attic.
Hailstones are varying-sized blocks of ice that hit objects below at amazing speeds. As such, they can break clean through something like your roof. In colder areas prone to snow and ice, these blocks can be over 50mm in diameter and can cause untold damage to your roofing tiles or shingles. Additionally, hailstone storms can last for up to 15 minutes at a time, with thousands of stones falling at once. Moreover, this can repeat regularly throughout the day, making your roof suffer as a result!
Direct Sun Exposure
You may not have expected this type of weather to be of the damaging kind, but just like how you can get a sunburn after being out in the sun, your roof can suffer in a similar manner. Direct and prolonged sun exposure can dry out roofing materials, causing them to shrink and crack over time due to blistering on the surface, meaning your attic or top story can be slowly exposed over time as well. This could potentially lead to bleached walls and floors and varying temperatures that drive your bills up.
It’s Time to Get Your Roof Inspected
If you live in any area that experiences heavy rainfall, regular ice and snow conditions, or in a typically dry and dusty area that experiences a high amount of sun exposure year-round, it’s time to get in touch with a roofing expert!
With services from a professional roofing and construction company on your side, your roof will last the length of its natural lifetime, and you won’t be replacing tiles every few months.
Your roofing needs are important to us at Kraft Roofing and Construction, and our roofing professionals can both assess and repair your roof without worry or delay. So, the next time a storm rolls around, you can sleep soundly knowing that your house is truly protected against the raging elements outside. To learn more about what we can do to help or to schedule a roofing repair or inspection, call us today at 281-816-7101.