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How Summer Can Affect Your Roof

Despite the increase in temperatures and social acceptance of spending an entire Sunday in a beer garden, summer can be a rather problematic season for roofing maintenance. After all, unusually high temperatures bring about a range of problems that you don’t have to deal with during winter. As the experts in the industry, the team here at Valent Roofing are on hand to help you with any woes and worries you may have about summer roofing care. Read on to find out more…

Moss Growth

Summer offers the optimum conditions for moss and algae to survive and thrive and this means that your roof can end up becoming a home to it. The issue with this is that moss is water based which means that the excess moisture can wreak havoc on your roofing materials and cause it to deteriorate. In fact, if you don’t keep on top of it then the only thing that may remove it is a pressure washer.

UV Rays

With global warming on the rise, summers are getting hotter than ever which means that many roofing materials become vulnerable. In fact, shingles are known to dry out and crack whereas metal roofing can warp under the intense UV rays. It is important that you regularly inspect your roof during summer for signs of heat related damage as it can lead to further problems such as leaking.

Unpredictable Weather

Whilst the summer season is known for heat waves, it is also possible for the odd storm to hit too. In fact, unpredictable weather conditions like strong winds and heavy rainfall can be much more damaging in summer than other seasons because they are overdue. This means that it is important to keep your roof healthy, so it isn’t vulnerable. If a summer storm takes place, it is important to have your roof inspected afterwards.

Owning a property comes with a range of responsibilities in order to keep it in tip top condition. In fact, the roof is considered the most important aspect of a building and maintaining it throughout summer is just as important as it is during winter. To find out more information, get in contact with the industrial roofing experts at Valent Roofing today to find out more information!


Valent Roofing, 500 King’s Rd, Stretford, Manchester, M32 8JT
Telephone: 0161 864 3311
Fax: 0161 864 3322

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