Beware of Common Summer Hazards for Your Roof

May 2021 by Heartland Roofing Siding and Windows

Summers in Greater Minneapolis, usually come with their fair share of hazards. In fact, buildings in the region take as much beating in summer as they do during the winter. Although the entire building will be affected by the heat and scorching sunshine, the roofs tend to suffer the most. If you are not aware of the hazards to expect, your roof can get damaged and expose your house interior to the fierce weather. Let’s have a quick look at the most common summer hazards, and what you need to do:

  1. Excess heat
    Being the hottest time of the year, your roofs are forced to consume as much heat as they can. In the worst-case scenario, the excess heat during summer can damage your roof to a point where you cannot repair them. When there are prolonged periods of high temperature, some of your roofing materials will swell up. This causes the structural integrity of the roof to be damaged, leading to leaky roof repair or even outright replacement.The excess heat during summer also causes heat-sensitive roofing materials to shift and change shapes. If the materials crack or brittle your shingles, you may encounter extra costs in repair. Other signs that you may need help from a roofing company include shingles that curl up towards the edged or discolored roofing due to heat damage.
  2. Hail Damage
    Hail can have impactful damages to your roof’s structural integrity. Although most people tend to discount the risk of hail here in the mid-west, mere sprinkling can make you incur costs to replace your roof. The impact of hailstones on the roof is often compared to none, and it is almost impossible to ignore the changes in your roof appearance.You may have installed hail-hardy shingles, but with a good beating, you are likely to notice a shiny appearance after the hailstorm. The hailstones often leave irregular patches where they hit, making your roof look different.

Where Heartland Roofing, Siding, and Windows Come In
Summer hazards on your roof are in most cases unavoidable. When this happens, you will need to work with an expert to repair the damaged roof or replace it with a new one. Heartland Roofing, Siding, and Windows, LLC comprise a team of experts in taking care of your home. Our professionals will help repair your roof as needed and help you overcome the damages that come with summer.

Think you need repair or want a professional opinion about your roof’s health? Call us at 800-681-4169 or on our CONTACT PAGE to request an appointment from one of our trained professional inspectors.