What weather conditions can affect my East Texas roof?
Your roof is your first line of defense against the elements of nature, but it is almost one of the most vulnerable areas of your East Texas home.
When installed properly, a roof will protect your home from varying weather conditions, but this also means it is also the first to be affected by harsh weather conditions. It’s important that our East Texas residents understand the impact that weather can have on your roof. And with that, some of the damages that can come along with bad weather.
Routine maintenance will not only keep you informed on the condition of your roof but will also help you catch any problems before they become a larger, more expensive problem.
Since rain is the most common weather condition during storm season, East Texas homeowners often downplay the possibility of any havoc caused by it. Small, unnoticeable leaks can lead to significant damage when your already damaged roofing structure receives heavy, and consistent rainfall. Heavy rainfall will gravitate and pool on any weakened areas, and when added ongoing rainfall continues, the pooling increases. Regularly inspect your roof, especially after a hard rain. While you are inspecting your roof, take a quick look at your gutters as well, especially during a storm. Spotting an issue early is vital to the longevity of your East Texas roof. It is always recommended to have a professional 1845RM roofing contractor perform a thorough inspection and repair any trouble areas. This will save you money in the long run.
As a homeowner in East Texas, it’s inevitable – your roof is exposed to harsh heat and ultraviolet rays. Even sun-resistant roofing systems such as TPO and EPDM are still affected to a degree by the UV rays. This constant exposure to extreme heat and ultraviolet rays can cause shingles to brittle and crack over time. And that isn’t all; the extreme heat and temperatures can also cause shrinking and expansion of the material, leading to damage.
If your house is well insulated, it is critical to have proper ventilation installation to avoid any further issues.
Contrary to popular belief, the wind doesn’t have to have Hurricane strength wind gusts to cause damage to your East Texas roof. Strong winds cause shingles to loosen, and crack. If an area of your roof is exposed to the elements, this can cause further damage and issues for the homeowner. With a simple roof inspection after a strong storm or windstorm, you can prevent larger issues from popping up later. It is much easier to replace a missing or damaged shingle, vs a total roof replacement.
While we don’t get much snow in East Texas, it is important to know what effect snow and ice can have on your roof. It is important to inspect and remove any leftover snow or ice buildup along the edging of your roof. The weight of the snow brings damage to your roof, as well as your gutter system. In addition, ice dams can cause damage before you even know what’s going on. An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of your roof. Once the ice begins to melt as the temperature rises, water seeps under the shingles and will refreeze, causing further damage to your East Texas roofing system.
We do not recommend getting on top of your roof to perform an inspection as you could potentially slip, and injure yourself.
Hail storms do happen and they can be worse than any of the other elements on your roofing system. The constant, hard-hitting hail can cause the granules on asphalt shingles to wear down, thus causing fractures to the shingles. If this damage is not found immediately after the storm clears, you may experience several leaks when the next hard rain comes.
1845RM is your leading roofing and repair company in East Texas
We are a locally owned and operated business, in the heart of Hallsville, Texas. 1845RM has been installing and servicing residential and commercial roofing customers in East Texas and surrounding areas for 18 years. If you have a concern about your roof surviving storm season or are currently experiencing a roofing problem, call the pros at 1845RM.