You know that winters in certain climates can be tough on a roof, but some homeowners overlook the fact that summer weather also poses roofing problems. No matter the season, it’s important to take steps to keep your roof in top shape so that it will last longer and continue to protect your home from the elements.
Dynasty Building Solutions has been a trusted Florida roofing company since 2014, and we’ve completed our share of roof replacements that were needed sooner than they would have been if the homeowners had properly maintained their roofs.
A new roof is expensive, so take steps to make it last longer.
Here are some of the most common summer roofing problems.
Florida isn’t just hot, it’s also humid—and that moisture in the air can mean problems for your roof. Treating your roof with a waterproof coating prevents damage from humidity, which may include cracked or warped shingles and mold.
The waterproof coating mentioned above will also prevent weak spots in shingles caused by rain. Remember: It only takes one problem shingle to allow water to enter your home. If not discovered immediately, an interior leak can cause mold and other damage to your home.
Moss and Algae Growth
Not only are moss and algae unsightly but it also holds moisture, which can easily cause damage to the roof beneath. The longer you allow moss to remain on your roof, the more likely it is to cause damage and the more difficult it is to remove.
Summer Storm Damage
Some parts of Florida are very prone to storms. While no amount of maintenance will protect your roof from all damage during severe weather, there are some steps you can take to help reduce the risk.
If a storm is coming:
- Trim any dead tree branches that could fall on your home.
- Clear gutters of debris and ensure the drains on your home are clear.
When the storm has passed, have a thorough inspection performed. All damage cannot be seen from the ground, so you should always have an inspection completed following any significant weather event.
If you do need storm damage repairs, Dynasty Building Solutions can help with that, too.
It’s also a good idea to complete routine inspections as part of your home’s maintenance program. Doing that will allow you to spot small roofing issues before they cause secondary damage and lead to the need for costly roof repairs.
Contact Our Skilled Florida Roofing Company to Learn More
When you need a highly reviewed roofing company in Florida, Dynasty Building Solutions is the smart choice. Contact our skilled, experienced roofing contractors today for more information about our services and to schedule a free consultation with a roofing specialist.
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