Ways Weather Impacts Your Roof

Your roof is one of the first lines of defense that your home has against the elements. It takes on the wind, sun, water and ice and protects your home from flooding and other damage. When you think about our roofs, you may not imagine the impacts of weather on your roof. Weather is one of the biggest issues when it comes to roof damage.

How Does Weather Affect Your Roof?

The first and most obvious effect weather has on your roof is water damage. Though shingles are meant to be water-resistant, flashing that has come loose, shingles that are not secure, and tar paper that has seen better days are all factors that can lead to major roof damage. Water that seeps down and reaches your roof’s decking can cause rot, which can then cause holes. These are just a few impacts of weather on your roof.

Another weather factor that affects roofs is ice and snow. When water freezes, it expands. If water gets between shingles and roofing and freezes, it can expand and degrade the integrity of the roof over time. Similarly, ice and snow are heavy. While your roof is designed to hold substantial weight, the extreme weight of snow and ice over time can break down your roof and weaken it.

Wind is another weather element that can negatively affect your roof. Wind can pull up shingles, damage flashing, and even tear off roof sections that might not be properly secured. Wind that is paired with things like rain and hail can also cause tremendous damage. Hail can punch holes in your roof and cause dents and dings on metal roofs as well.

How May Weather Affect Roof in Spring?

When considering your roof in the spring, severe weather is statistically more likely to occur during the spring months than in any other season. With severe weather you can come in contact with a huge array of issues. From intense rain, bracing wind, and sudden hail, your roof can take a beating without much notice or much warning. When thinking about what can cause roof damage, most roof damage is caused by weather alone.

If you have a roof that might need some repairs, getting a new roof in the spring is a great way to combat any damage that might have occurred over the winter. Provide your home or business with a new roof that will be able to make it successfully through the spring season. We cannot control the weather, but we can prepare for it, and a new roof may be just what your home needs to make it through the potentially severe spring weather.

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