While you may pay more attention to your Weston super Mare roof when the weather is colder or wetter, there are also things to consider during the summer months too. Of course, it is much easier to assume that the cold and wet weather is responsible for any damage but we don’t tend to worry too much when the weather is particularly hot.
Roof problems that can be caused by hot weather
You have to consider just how hot a roof can get during periods of high temperatures. The temperature of your Weston super Mare roof, which is subjected to direct sunlight all day, can reach remarkably high levels. Just imagine how hot it feels to walk on tarmac when the sun has been shining on it all day and then consider how hot it gets up on the roof.
Cracks to the tiles and shingles
During particularly hot spells, the felt roofing membrane can crack and it can cause curling. As soon as it starts to rain, these damaged areas can let the water in and then you have a problem.
Humidity is caused by the inside of the house being cooler than the outside and is more prevalent in air conditioned homes. Condensation starts to build up on the inside and the roof space can become very moist. Over time this moisture builds and leads to mould, mildew and other damp problems under the flat roof.
When should you worry about your Weston super Mare roof
If it’s cold it doesn’t matter where you live. The temperature is what causes the issue. If it is hot and sunny though it may not always be a cause for concern. It may be that you live in a shaded area where your roof isn’t exposed to much direct sunlight but if your house is south facing and is exposed to direct sunlight for much of the day, the intensity of the heat can make it reach very high temperatures. You may not have any cause for concern, or even give it any consideration until you see a leak but you can avoid this happening in the first place.
It is a good idea to get your Weston super Mare roof inspected regularly whatever the weather. If the weather has been unusually hot for a sustained period, or if we have had lots of extremely cold spells any rain that follows can cause leaks. Repairing the damage can be a costly business so having a regular roof inspection can address any problems, or potential problems, before they cause an issue. If you would like to discuss any concerns you may have, or to arrange an inspection, call us today.