How The Summer Affects Your Roofing
Being a local Gaithersburg roofing company, BRAX Roofing is familiar with all the kinds of problems that your roof experiences throughout the year. While the summer is a time for fun and relaxation, your roofing system is experiencing some issues of its own. These are just a few of them:
In Gaithersburg, there’s no escaping the sun; over time; it is bound to affect your rooftop. Depending on the age of your roof, the sun’s rays can significantly impact the state of your roof. Shingle roofing, for example, can dry out and crack and will eventually need to be replaced should the damage reach such an extent that they fall off or break.
Flat roofing may suffer cracks and warps depending on the material with which it is made. This is why it’s best to get your local Gaithersburg roofing service provider to do regular inspections on your roof so that damages can be fixed immediately.
Gutters should be monitored regardless of the seasons. Still, summer is the best time to assess leakages and damages to your gutters, and we recommend replacing them as soon as you identify any issues. It’s important to note that if this isn’t dealt with hastily, it can and will directly impact the health of your roof by contributing to water and debris build-up, which can become problematic. This threat is more severe with flat roofs, where the lack of incline means an added reliance on properly functioning gutters to avoid water build-up.
Algae and Moss Growth
Never underestimate the harm these seemingly harmless growths can cause. If left unchecked, moss and algae can spread to the point of damaging your roof’s structure and even the structure beneath. Professional roofers can tell you when the growth has reached the point where intervention is required.
Summer in Gaithersburg is the perfect time to assess all those leaks thoroughly. The dryer weather makes them easier to identify and, more importantly, easier to fix them up. It’s best to have these checked during the summer to assess potential damage and advise on the best way forward, rather than addressing the problem in winter when it may be too late to repair.
The summertime is rife for all types of animals to find a new home – and your roof may just be the perfect dwelling. Birds, cats, and squirrels are perhaps the most common culprits, with a range of insects also finding the space ample breeding ground. While it may seem harmless, it can present problems over time as their weight may impact your roof’s health. Best to contact your local wildlife experts or excavators (for insects) to have them safely removed.
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