Florida’s weather conditions are known for causing roof problems. This is especially true during the summer months when Florida’s storms, humid climate, flooding, hurricanes, and high temperatures cause problems like broken or missing roof shingles and major damage like total structural destruction. These roof problems may not even be visible to your naked eye, but they often do exist. When you let them go unchecked and untreated they can cause even greater damage to your roofing, which is why it’s so important for you to have at least a basic understanding of them today.
Damages Caused by Severe Weather Conditions
Florida is known for having high winds, lightning, and hailstorms. In fact, these weather conditions are quite common. When they happen, they can instantly cause some noticeable damage to your home. This is especially true of hailstorms because during them, balls of ice form. These commonly cause serious damage, especially when they hit your home’s asphalt shingles where they can create frail areas.
As a homeowner, it’s important for you to continually be on the lookout for roof problems, especially after a hailstorm. Notate any type of damage you find. Make sure you look at your roof’s underlay because it’s commonly affected by the high winds that are a common part of Florida’s tropical storms and hurricanes. Dead trees can also fold under from the continuous pressure that’s put on them during these storms. They’ll then fall on your roof as well as the roofs of adjacent houses.
Although lightning rarely hits trees, it does happen. This can result in trees falling on a roof that’s located nearby, causing major problems there. When this happens, your roof can experience some of the worst issues that homeowners experience to their roofs while living in Florida today.
Damages Caused by Long-term Wear and Tear
Although a lot of roof problems happen because of the wind battering the structure throughout a severe storm, long-term wear and tear is a more common culprit. This is because trees near your home beat against it throughout the storm resulting in a growing amount of damage to your roofing when left untreated over time.
Some of the most common issues that constant rain, humidity, and storms cause include:
- Leaking is one of the most common problems and one that grows worse with each storm that batters your roofing. These leaks eventually appear more frequently in your roof, causing the deterioration of the overall structure.
- Tenting, blow-offs, less wind uplift resistance, and billowing are some common roof problems that are created by the wind.
- Ponding water should never happen on a properly designed and constructed roof. When this does occur, it’s vital to get it fixed as soon as possible since leaving it to linger can cause major damage over time.
You really do need to hire a professional to inspect your home’s roof at least once a year. The best time to do this is before and after a huge storm that had high winds and heavy hail or rainfall. At Avatar Roofing we’re here to help you during these times as well as at any other time you may need us. So, give us a call today, and let us inspect your roof soon. This is definitely something you’ll want to do before Florida’s storm season affects your roofing again this year.