Now that summer is officially here, the beautiful warm weather doesn’t just bring sunshine. This is the time of year when brief, but intense, storms are most common. Most homeowners know that summer storms can do severe damage to their home’s structure – especially their roof. Here are a few of the most common roofing issues that summer storms cause, and a few crucial tips in maintaining your roof’s integrity.
In general, water can prove to be the most destructive force against your roof’s integrity. As any home’s structural component, the job of a good roof is to keep water and moisture out. During the summer months, frequent storms – especially harsh storms that can hit quickly and unexpectedly – can give your roof a real beating. Unfortunately, in serious storms, the roof is only one element of your home that can be affected. Rain can lead to standing water, which in turn can collect in your gutters and, potentially, overflow into your home’s attic space or build up around the foundation. Keep a keen eye on your gutters, as severe overflow is an early sign that you could have a potential flooding problem.
Aside from the rain that comes with torrential thunderstorms, the harsh winds can prove to be a serious threat all on their own. The dangerous threats of water accumulation and the harsh winds can lead to debris, such as nearby tree limbs or downed power lines, and crash into your roof. This type of hit can weaken the roof’s integrity over time. If your home has suffered these forms of repeat hits due to thunderstorms, it may be a good idea to ask a professional to make a fast assessment.
There’s no getting around the thick humidity that follows a summer rain. While the rain can work to cool down the overall temperature and bring some much-needed relief, the inevitable humidity can damage your roof’s materials. Your best line of defense is to always be sure that your roof is constructed of only the best, most sturdy materials – ones that can protect you and your family from whatever Mother Nature has in store. Professional roofers exclusively work with materials of the greatest quality and craftmanship, so if you’re in the market for a new roof, be sure you hire the best!
Contact Phil DiBello Family Roofing Today!
Since 1979, Phil DiBello Family Roofing has been proudly installing roofs, siding, gutters for homeowners in Baltimore, Harford, Carroll, Anne Arundel and Howard Counties. Call us today at 410-752-ROOF (7663) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free estimate and let us know how our family and make your family’s home needs our top priority!
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1440 East Clement Street Baltimore, Maryland 21230