Your roof is exposed to various elements all year round. And with different seasons to consider, its maintenance should be appropriate to the weather events that typically occur in your region. To ensure proper care for your roofing, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the different weather conditions and how they can affect your roofing.
Gresham Roofing and Construction, a reputable roofing contractor, shares more information about the different elements and their impact on your roof system.
It’s inevitable for any roofing to be exposed to the sun’s heat and ultraviolet rays. Even roof systems that are specially designed to have great resistance against the sun will eventually suffer from natural wear. Roof shingles that are constantly exposed to the sun and its UV rays may become brittle and crack over time. Furthermore, extreme heat and temperature changes can cause the roofing material to expand and shrink, which can lead to damage.
Rain may be a common weather condition, but you should never underestimate its impact on your roofing. If your area happens to receive heavy and consistent rainfall, small leaks that you may have failed to notice could cause significant roof damage. Additionally, continuous rainfall can create pooling on rooftops. In the long term, ponding can weaken certain areas of your roofing and result in moisture damage. Make sure to call a roofer after heavy rains so that they can inspect your roof and ensure that it has not sustained any damage.
Snow or ice can build up along the edges of your roofing, especially after a snowstorm. The weight of the snow can damage not only your roof but your gutters as well. And without a properly functioning gutter system, your home’s foundation could be at risk of damage too. Another thing to watch out for is ice dams, which are ridges of ice that form at the edge of the roof. When these ice dams begin to melt, moisture could seep under the shingles and refreeze at a later time when the temperature drops.
Gresham Roofing and Construction is a family-owned roofing company that provides excellent home improvement services. We have been in business since 1968, so you can count on us to be experienced and capable of delivering quality results. To request a free roof estimate, you can call us at (503) 205-9477 or fill out our contact form.