How the Weather Can Damage a Roof
Since a roof is on the very top of a property, it is vulnerable and exposed to the ever-changing weather conditions, especially in the UK. In fact, the different weather conditions can affect your roof in a different way, so it is important to ensure that you keep on track with your maintenance requirements. Read on to find out how the most common weather conditions can damage your roof…
In the UK, we get a lot of rain, so it is important to prepare your roof. After all, water damage is the worst repercussion to come from heavy rainfall and maintenance neglect. If your tiles or shingles have cracks in them, the moisture from rain can lead to the growth of mould and that is the last thing that you want to be dealing with. Always keep up to date with roofing maintenance in order to prevent moisture damage to your roof.
Strong winds can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. After all, they have the strength to tear away shingles and slate with ease and this can leave the property vulnerable to water damage and animal infestations. In fact, the materials that are blown away can also put other people in danger too! As a result, it is important to check your roof after a windy storm for any missing shingles.
Although it looks harmless, snow can be a silent cause of roofing damage. Not only is it heavy for a roof to bear when it is thick, when it melts it can seep into the small cracks in your roof and slowly but surely cause a lot of preventable damage. It is important to have your roof inspected in the run up to winter in order to ensure that you aren’t vulnerable.
Many people tend to underestimate the damage that the sun can inflict on a roof. After all, sunshine is a good thing! With this said, the days when the temperature starts to break records can be bad for your roof because the heat can cause your roof tiles to expand but it gets cooler in the evening, they then contract back to their original shape. As a result, this constant movement loosens the material and opens gaps where water can seep into your home.
Depending on the material that you use, a roof can last anywhere between 20 and 100 years. After all, they are one of the most cost-effective investments a property owner can make. With this said, the wrath of mother nature is beyond our control which means that it is important to regularly inspect your industrial roofing to ensure that there isn’t a developing problem, especially after bad weather. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of the Valent Roofing team today!