TK Roofing and Gutters Describes Five Usual Summer Issues for Roofs and What Can Be Done About Them
July 03, 2023 at 16:11
Akron, Ohio -
TK Roofing & Gutters, a roofing services company based in Akron, OH, has published a blog post about the five common roofing issues in the summer and what can be done about them. Damage to shingles caused by the sun’s heat and UV rays; summer storm damage; problems with pests; moss growth; and summer humidity. Homeowners can avoid costly repairs by ensuring the integrity of the roof through periodic visual inspections, particularly after a storm, and other proactive strategies.
A spokesperson for TK Roofing and Gutters says, “As homeowners, we should recognize that spring also is the prelude to challenging weather conditions (as if we needed more challenges after making it through the winter). Spring makes way for the hot summer months when our roofs bear the brunt of the sun, heat, and humidity. Number one is the impact of the intense summer heat, including UV rays, which can cause the roof to crack and deteriorate. One of the best ways to mitigate sun damage is to apply a protective coating to your roof. This is like sunscreen for your roof, protecting your roof from the harmful effects of the sun.”
With regards to potential summer storm damage, the best possible way to be prepared is by trimming any tree branches that have grown too close to the house so they don’t fall down on your property or people. It is also important to ensure the gutters are free from debris, such as dirt, twigs, leaves, and more. After a storm has passed, it is a good idea to check on the roof for damage and then contact the insurance company and professional roofing company immediately if roof repair or replacement is required.
Along with summer also come the pests, such as rodents, mosquitoes, insects, and more, that want to find shelter or nesting places. Unfortunately, they can also cause substantial damage to the home, including the wooden parts and the roof sealants. Making sure that the roof doesn’t have any cracks, holes, or gaps can prevent the pests from getting ingress.
As for possible moss and algae growth, which can be a problem because the moss and algae can trap moisture, it would be a good idea to clean the moss and algae with a mixture of water and chlorine bleach that is sprayed on the roof. If this task appears to be too difficult, getting the services of a roofing professional may be advisable.
Finally, there is the potential problem of summer humidity, which can cause condensation to form on roofs that are cooler than the outdoor air. This condensation can weaken the structure of the roof. One way to prevent this is to have a waterproof coating applied on the roof to protect it from moisture.
Overall, having the roof regularly inspected and taking proactive measures, as mentioned above, can help minimize the damages caused by the summer issues. Getting the services of a dependable roofing contractor can help get those things done properly and efficiently.
Started in 2007, TK Roofing & Gutters is a fully insured company that has been delivering roofing solutions to local homeowners in Northeast Ohio. The skilled and experienced roofers at TK have over 13 years of experience in offering roof repair, replacement, and installation. This roofing contractor has a CertainTeed Roofing Systems certification, which has been received by only three percent of roofing contractors. The spokesperson for TK says, “We are the best roofing and gutter company near you. Call today for a free consultation. We are a local Akron, Ohio, company that services all of Northeast Ohio. Luxury roofs are what we do. We handle everything, so you don’t have to. Call us today for a no obligation free consultation.”
Those who are looking for local roofing experts in Akron, OH, and surrounding areas can check out the TK Roofing & Gutters website or contact them on the phone or through email.
For more information about TK Roofing & Gutters, contact the company here:
TK Roofing & Gutters
3256 S Main St,
Akron, OH 44319