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How Different Weather Events Affect Your Roof

Your roof endures a lot on a day-to-day basis and is affected by weather conditions. In this article, roofing experts discuss how different weather conditions affect your roof.



Rain is the weather condition that affects roofs on a regular basis. After a heavy rainfall, it is especially important to inspect an older roof for leaks as it is more vulnerable to water damage over time. Even the smallest crack on the roof can allow moisture to seep through the roof and cause far-reaching complications to the entire home.


Exposure to extreme heat can cause roofing materials to expand and contract. Even worse is when the attic is not adequately ventilated and insulated. Since heat that rises from the living areas of the home and into the attic has nowhere to go, it can bake the asphalt shingles during the summer and form ice dams in the colder months.


Strong winds can loosen and lift up shingles. Even if you do not find pieces of shingles on the ground after a storm, make sure to have your roof inspected by a professional. The slightest movements on the roof can leave your roofing structure exposed to more elements, such as moisture and humidity. Winds can also cause tall overarching tree limbs to brush on your roof and wear out its protective coating.


Snow buildup adds weight to your roof, and when left unattended, can cause an already weak roof and gutters to sag. It is best to have snow removed from your roof at the first opportunity.

Let our roofing experts at Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc. handle all your residential roofing needs, from roof inspections to storm damage repair. We make sure that you understand our process and are 100% satisfied with your newly installed or repaired roof. Call us today at (713) 466-4447, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.