You don’t often think of how your roof is effected during each time of year. You simply know that day in and day out your roof is there protecting your home and your family within. But outside, a variety of weather conditions are aging your roof prematurely. We know that for our Texas clients, there are only a handful of weather conditions that you need to be aware of compared to our Denver clients, but it’s important to understand what the weather can do nonetheless. So, keep reading to get to know how the different seasons put pressure on your roof.
During the spring months in Texas, thunderstorms and hail are more common than during any other time of year. These are the months that you have to be prepared to document any damage and contact roofing repair companies as needed in order to support your roof so it can continue to protect you. In Denver, the springtime can bring drastic changes in temperature from during the day to overnight. It’s important to keep an eye on your shingles as the big swings in temperature can cause expansion and contraction of the roofing materials overtime, which can cause warping.
Summers are a great time of year to get outside and enjoy time by the pool no matter if you live in Texas or Colorado, and while Texas does have hotter, more humid summers than Denver, roofs in both states are affected similarly to summer heat. If you have a dark roof, it will absorb UV rays and excess heat, causing your attic to heat up and your roof shingles so get even hotter. Having the proper attic ventilation and choosing a neutral to light shingle color when you are able can help reduce the heat absorbed by your roof. Don’t forget to watch for buckling with your shingles due to the heat and make sure that your roof is inspected at least annually.
Fall may be the most kind time of the year on your roof. There are some concerns that are similar to spring for your Denver home in terms of weather changes. You can also expect that hail will most likely occur in Colorado during late summer or early fall afternoon thunderstorms.
Winter can be rough on your roof no matter where you live. In Denver, you have to be concerned about large snow storms, ice melt, and ice dams. This is not the case in Texas but you can still get frost and lots of precipitation. Precipitation can cause damage on your roof if it has not been well maintained. Keep an eye on your flashing, roof valleys, and gutters for signs that your roof is reaching the end of its lifespan. Also watch for water damage in your home during the winter, as it’s probably a sign of a roof failure.
The seasons can have an affect on how quickly your roof ages and how often you will have to replace your roof. No matter whether you live in the Dallas and Fort Worth area or Denver, Colorado, you will have to address a variety of seasonal weather changes. If you have questions or you need your roof inspected by professionals, contact the experts at Crest Exteriors for help maintaining your roof.