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5 Reasons Why Florida Weather Affects Your Roof

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Does Florida weather affect the health of your roof?

Yes, the weather in Florida does affect the stability of your roof. Depending on the materials used, your roof may need regular inspections from a professional. Here are 5 reasons why the weather in Florida can affect the longevity of your roof.

The type of shingles you have on your roof are important to consider when talking about Florida weather. The weather in Florida can get into the high temperatures and there is risk of the occasional hurricane. Also, the humidity can affect the type of material on your roof.

Heat

In the summertime, Florida gets hot. The average temperature is in the 90’s and it can get hotter. If you have a metal roof, you’ll be glad to know that intense heat will not affect your roof. However, if you have shingles, the high temperatures can soften and even melt the shingles. If the shingles melt, they can lose their shape and decrease their functionality. The shingle could let in moisture and cause rot. Also, if it is hot while installing shingles, it will be more difficult for the roofers to get them nailed down.

Ultraviolet Rays

Once again, shingles can be affected by the sun’s rays. Florida homes are susceptible to UV rays because we are closer to the equator and get more sun throughout the year. Long term exposure to the power of the sun can cause shingles to be thin and brittle. Check your roof regularly for signs of wear and tear.

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Humidity

You may not think humidity plays a big part in the longevity of your roof but it can cause problems inside and outside of the home. Humidity is essentially moisture in the air and in Florida we have high levels of humidity. If moisture builds up, it can cause mold and rot in the wood of your roof and home.

Wind

If you have been through a major wind storm, there is a chance high winds have caused some shingles to shift. If wind gets under a shingle it will lift it up and loosen the nails. It may not look like there is any damage from the ground but moisture will be able to seep in under the shingles.

Rain

With heavy rain there can be water damage to your roof. The waterproof layer between the shingles and the decking helps keep water from getting into your house.

We Can Help

Your roof needs to be able to function with whatever the weather does, whether it is heat, humidity, or strong winds and heavy rains. We can help you inspect your roof for damage after a storm or if a tree or branches fall on your house. Our experts are just a phone call away!
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