Your roof is typically one of the most forgotten or neglected parts of your home throughout most of the year. The one time when homeowners are acutely aware of the condition of their roof is during a rainstorm, snowstorm or wind storm. This is because the roof is the only thing standing between them and the storm and there’s a greater chance of damage. But it’s not just during fall and winter that you need to be on the lookout for your roof. As summer comes to a close, there are a few things you might want to be on the lookout for on your roof.
This summer has brought about many drastic changes in the weather. Storms have prevailed up and down the East Coast leaving unexpected damage to residents of several states. This damage was in addition to the normal damage that the direct sunlight of the summer can have on homes. It is important to periodically check the roof for damages that can not be seen from the ground because by the time it starts to leak the most severe damage has already been done.
This is not a well-known fact to many homeowners but constant direct sunlight will shrink the shingles on your roof. Shrinking shingles might not seem like a big problem but once the rainy season is back you’ll find that this problem is much more important than you initially gave it credit for.
Shrunken shingles mean that your roof is more susceptible to leaks and water damage. If you notice this problem then contact a professional right away so they can properly diagnose the problem and find you a solution.
Cracks in the Shingles
While extreme weather conditions can cause the shingles on the roof to crack, exposure to direct sunlight can have the same impact. This catastrophe can lead to leaking as well and they can be difficult to spot with the untrained eye but a professional will be able to help you right away.
If you have questions about the state of your roof, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Fairfield County Exteriors!