The least likely time of the year that you are probably going to think about your roof or worry about any potential problems that you might have with it is the summer. As the weather is good, it is easy to think that it must all be fine. However, this is the time of the year when it is better than ever to think about your roof, and to get a professional like this roofing Cheltenham based company stromroofingltd to come and check it out.
This is because during the summer there could well be hidden problems lurking in your roof, which might be something that you discover too late once winter arrives – here are some of the things that could be a problem…
Sunlight – In a summer like the one we have just had; the roof is likely to have had a lot of sunlight on it. This is not usually a problem, but it could mean that the intense heat for such a prolonged period of time could cause the shingles on the roof to become dry and cracked. This then means that they are not only not able to do their job properly but are at risk of falling off the roof completely.
Moss – A little moss on a roof isn’t a problem, but if you have a lot of moss growing on it, it may be time to take action. Moss can work its way into cracks and cause damage to the structure of the roof. This can then let dampness become a huge problem inside your home, especially during the winter. North facing roofs are more at risk of this happening, however, if you do notice moss growing on your roof it is always a good idea to get it checked out.
Damp – Heat from the sun and then the nights that are getting cooler, creates the perfect conditions for moisture to build on the roof. This can then potentially enter through cracks, and get into your home, not only causing problems with damp but also rotting parts of the structure of the roof. Ventilation is important in your roof and needs to be regularly checked to ensure that this is not happening.