Your roof is expected to withstand a lot of punishment, but over time summer weather will take its toll on your roof.
Summer weather is fast approaching. Now is the time to start preparing your home for the summer storms that pop up every so often in the St. Louis area. And there are few surfaces on your house that are as important as your roof.
The roof on your home is expected to withstand a lot of punishment, whether it is a heavy rainstorm, the sun’s hot rays, or even strong winds. Your roof was initially able to resist such treatment, but over time, these constant beatings take their toll, leaving your roof worn and damaged. As a result, your house is left vulnerable to other problems that can cause additional issues.
Certain types of damage are immediately obvious, but there are other more subtle problems that can develop into something much worse. To help protect your roof, and therefore your entire home, there are a few roofing issues that tend to arise in the wake of bad weather that you can be on the lookout for. If you notice any of them, be sure to get them repaired before they have an opportunity to cause further damage to your home.
Blistering and Curling Shingles
As the harsh rays of the summer sun beat down on the rooftops this year, they take their toll. One of the most common things that occur as a result is blistering, curling or shrinking shingles. When this happens, the shingles on your roof are no longer able to protect your home. This situation makes it easy for water to go underneath and make its way into your house. It will eventually lead to leaks which can cause mold growth and wood rot.
What should you do if you notice this? Call a professional and they will determine if the problem lies with just a few shingles or if there’s an overall problem with your roof. Replacing a few shingles may be enough but there times where you may need your roof completely replaced.
Mold and Fungus
At some point, most roofs start showing signs of mold or fungus growth. But the wet conditions that remain after a storm blows through can make it even more likely to happen. When mold or moss grows on your roof’s shingles, it can make your roof look unkempt and older than it really is. More importantly, over time it can start to deteriorate your roof. While it’s a fairly simple issue to resolve, it can’t just be scrubbed off with a brush. It’s best to call a professional and have them inspect and clean any tough stains. This will prevent further damage to your roof.
A Leaking Roof
A leaking roof is the primary issue to be on the lookout for this summer. When it starts to rain, if you notice any leaking areas in your home, you are going to need to call a professional as soon as possible. They will find the source of the problem and take care of it.
The problem with leaks is that they almost always cause additional damage to other parts of a home. They cause water spots and stains on the ceiling or can lead to the growth of mold and mildew which can lead to a host of other issues.
Duration Construction are the experts in the St. Louis area when it comes to roof repairs and entire roof replacements. Our elite roofing craftsmanship serves both the residential and commercial sectors of St. Louis, providing economical solutions to any number of roofing issues.