Just because spring has mild weather conditions doesn’t mean there’s less of a chance for roof damage. Different weather events, regardless of the season, have varying levels of impact on your roof. Here are the weather events you should be wary of:
Of course, rain is usually the #1 cause of roof damage. A tiny leak might not seem like a major roofing issue, but accumulated moisture can cause a lot of issues if the leak isn’t plugged. One such issue is mold, which thrives in damp environments. Left unattended, mold, not to mention rot, can easily spread to other parts of your home and slowly eat away wood and other organic materials.
Winter and early spring are usually the seasons that receive the most rainfall in the state. As such, it’d be a good idea to have a professional contractor conduct roof repair work. Remember: One tiny crack is all it takes for moisture to infiltrate your roof.
There are other ways moisture can infiltrate your roof. One of them is through air circulation. Remember: The warmer the air temperature, the more moisture the air can hold. That’s why adequate ventilation is essential to protecting your roof system. Adequate ventilation makes sure stale, moisture-laden air exits your home and fresh, cool air enters it, preventing moisture from accumulating in your roof.
Extreme heat, combined with UV rays, can break down your roof’s protective layers. There’s also the issue of thermal expansion—shingles expand as temperatures rise and contract as temperatures drop. Repeated contractions and expansions can cause cracks to form. One way you can increase your home’s resistance is to install UV-resistant or reflective roofing. You can consult your contractor about which roofing material is the most suited to your home’s climate.
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The team at Patriot Roofing LLC has over 30 years of combined roofing experience. We offer a wide range of professional roofing services, including gutter installation services. To get a free estimate, call us at (405) 996-6787 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Norman, OK, as well as the surrounding communities.