Is Your Houston Roof Ready To Handle The Summer Heat?

Houston is a city well-known for its friendly people and top-notch international cuisine. Unfortunately, our great city is also known for its extreme weather conditions. In addition to hurricanes and heavy rain, our summer heat is the stuff of legend.

This past week, the crazy Houston heat came back with a vengeance. Temperatures hit well into the 90s with triple digits likely to occur any day now.

How Heat Can Damage Your Houston Roof

Heat can shrink your roof’s shingles, thus causing the nails that hold the shingles in place to loosen. When this occurs, the shingles may begin to blister and crack, while raising up. Raised shingles often necessitate at least a partial roof replacement.

Heat that rises up through the attic can cause blisters and cracks in asphalt roofing shingles. This is especially likely if the attic is poorly ventilated. Blisters and cracks often lead to the need for roof repairs sooner than expected.

How Humidity Can Damage Your Houston Roof

Unfortunately for your roof, Houston’s high temperatures go hand in hand with extreme humidity. Merely stepping outside for just a few minutes on a summer day in Houston can quickly result in a shirt drenched with sweat.

The moisture found in Houston’s hot summer air can damage the materials used in your roof’s deck top foundation. In addition, extreme humidity levels may also damage roofing shingles. The moisture in the air can wear down your shingles and cause them to loosen. As a result, gusts of wind can lift and completely tear these loose shingles off of your roof.

Moisture from high humidity can also become trapped in your home’s attic, resulting in mold forming on your roof. In addition to being a health hazard, mold weakens plywood roof sheathing, leading to roof damage. As a result, roof replacement may be required to resolve these issues.

Contact Amstill Roofing To Get Your Roof Ready For The Summer

Serving Houston, Katy, Energy Corridor, and the surrounding areas for over 40 years, our Houston roofing company is the best in the business when it comes to roof repair and roof replacement. Contact us today to let us help you get your roof ready to take on the Houston summer.