Not many homeowners realize that constant exposure to heat and humidity can negatively impact the condition of their roofing systems. Not only will the glare of the sun raise the temperature of your roof, it will also lead to a hotter and less than comfortable interior space.
To begin, intense heat can cause several components of your system to expand, including the wood rafters, joists, support beams and decking. It is only a matter of time before this leads to cracking and breaking, allowing rainwater to seep through and find its way into your home. Moreover, heat from the sun and heat rising into your attic space can combine and cause roofing nails to pop and shingles to curl and shrink.
Moisture can also compromise the performance of roofing materials. If moisture gets trapped in your attic or crawlspace, it may take shape as condensation and lead to mold and mildew growth. This can affect your attic floor joists, roof joists and roof rafters. Moisture is also the number enemy of wood, causing it to rot and weaken.
In this day and age, there are a lot of available preventive methods that can fend off heat and humidity problems with your roof. The first thing you should do is properly ventilate the roof. This can promote healthy airflow as well as minimize the effects of high moisture levels. It is also important to patch up any leaks on your roofing structure as soon as possible so that water-related issues cannot thrive and wreak havoc on your home.
Quality Assurance Roofing is a premier source of roof replacement and storm-damaged roof repair services in Arkansas. We are committed to providing industry-leading products and a stress-free experience to our customers. Call us today at (479) 279-8500, or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment. We work with homeowners in Branson, MO, and Springdale and Rogers, AR.