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Inadequate Temperature In Your Houston Home Could be Due to Roof Damage

Inadequate Temperature In Your Houston Home Could be Due to Roof Damage

We’ve already had a cold front come into town, and Houston is notorious for multiple cold fronts before the temperature stays low for a while. As the weather fluctuates and you adjust the thermostat, pay attention to how the house feels and see if the temperature setting is adequate. If it isn't, then it may be time to repair or replace your Houston roof.

If your house doesn’t feel as comfortable as it should once you’ve adjusted the temperature a number of times, your roofing typically ends up being the culprit.

How Your Houston Roof Affects Your Home’s Temperature

Your roof protects you and your family from the outside elements and serves to help insulate your home.

If you're missing some shingles, if your shingles are cracked, broken, or buckling, or even if your chimney flashing is loose, then you are leaving space for leaks to make their way into your house and into the insulation that is meant to maintain the inside temperature of your home. If the insulation just beneath your roof gets wet, then not only is it inefficient, but it's also very dangerous. Wet insulation can lead to rapid corrosion of roofing materials such as fasteners and studs. Over time the moisture may compromise the structure of your home by causing bowing and warping, and the build-up will encourage mold and bacteria growth.

Aside from internal damage, during the unpredictable temperature changes Houston experiences, a damaged roof with even the slightest of openings will allow your inside cool or warm air to escape and for the outside air to enter. When this happens, you will want to make the house significantly cooler or warmer for longer periods of time just to stay comfortable inside. As many of us know, this will hike up your energy bill.

Contact Amstill Roofing Today For A Free Roof Inspection

The first step when dealing with inadequate temperature settings is to contact us for a free inspection. Our well-trained inspector will determine whether a simple repair or a full roof replacement is necessary. Doing this not only helps us pinpoint the cause of the problem, but it will also help you save you money on your energy bill, as you will no longer need to make the heater work as hard. Most of our roofing jobs are completed in a day, so you can be sure you'll quickly be warm and protected once again.