Sugar Land Roof Damage You Might See At This Time Of Year
Although Houston is usually associated with scorching hot and humid weather most of the year, our milder winters can still be bad enough to cause and/or accelerate roof damage. In this article, we will talk about different kinds of roof damage you are likely to see at this time of year and how Amstill can help.
Although it may not seem like it, freezing rain can seriously damage your Houston roof. We’ve had a few nights reach freezing or below freezing and a few mornings in which our roofs are covered in sleet, which forms when the cloud temperature is enough to produce rain while the temperature beneath the clouds is colder, which can freeze the rain as it falls and lands on your roof.
While sleet in the morning seems pretty light and insignificant, if your roof is already weakened due to years of damage, this sleet will melt into water that may then leak into your attic, eventually developing into a larger leak that compromises the structure.
Condensation occurs when the warm air from the heat in your house comes into contact with the cold exterior of your home, and often right on your roof. Excessive condensation may lead to mold and mildew on your roof, which will rot and deteriorate the structure.
Though we don’t get blizzards and snowstorms, we do get some pretty windy days. Cold, harsh winds in the winter are capable of blowing underneath curling roof shingles and tearing them off. These winds may also dry out your roof shingles over the years, causing them to become brittle and more prone to cracking and breakage. Wind damage may also cause other problems in addition to this.
Just Because Our Winters Are Mild Doesn’t Mean Your Home Won’t Experience Sugar Land Roof Damage
Sugar Land roof damage is real in the winter, especially if your roof shingles are older. If you suspect that your home has sustained Sugar Land roof damage this winter, please contact us so we can inspect your roof for free. This inspection will let us see the extent of damage and determine if you need Sugar Land roof repairs or roof replacement in order to reinforce your roof. As we gradually enter spring and the rain and hail that comes with it, you will want your roof to be strong enough to withstand this level of damage.