We’ve seen some tumultuous weather already this summer, from the hottest days on record, to large thunderstorms and incredibly heavy rain. And while we might be making the most of it when we can, this weather is not great for any type of roof. The extreme heat, wind, and cold rain, can cause a significant amount of damage to your roof, over time. So it’s better to catch this damage earlier, rather than later. But how can summer weather damage your roof? And what should you look out for? Well, here at JMS Roofing in Birmingham, we are leading roofing experts. From felt roofing to steel cladding and sedum roofing, we can provide a range of high quality, professional roofing solutions. And this is our guide to everything you should know about roof damage caused by summer weather.
How can summer weather damage your roof?
So, how can summer weather damage your roof? Well, the weather can have a number of effects, including:
- Damaging your roof deck- your roof deck is probably made from wood, and this means that any tiny gaps or holes that appear in your roof, could cause your roof deck to become wet and rotten. This means that as the weather heats up to high temperatures, the wood will begin to warp and will no longer be a stable surface for your roof.
- Ponding- with an increase in the number of storms recently, then it is more likely for your roof to encounter problems with water pooling and ponding on the roof. This can cause damage to the roof, as it struggles to hold the additional weight. This can change the shape of the roof structure, and can also result in water ingress.
For more information or advice about your roof, get in touch with the team today.