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How Weather Affects Your Roof and What You Can Do About It


One of the most important functions of your roof is protecting you from extreme weather conditions. While your roof is designed and built to reliably perform this job, bad weather will cause wear and tear to your roof over time. Here is how weather affects roof performance over the years and what roof maintenance steps you can take to ensure your roof stays in top shape.

How Weather Affects Roof Performance

  • Extremely Rainy Conditions: When enough heavy rain pounds your roof over time, leaks can develop. Therefore, your primary concern following a strong rain or tropical storm should be to check for water damage. A water-damaged roof can very quickly lead to mold and mildew growth, soggy roofing from pooling water, and the weakening of important internal infrastructure.
  • Severe Wind and Hail: Unfortunately, Florida roofs are no stranger to hurricanes and tornadic activity that can produce severe winds and intense hail damage. Extreme hurricane-force winds can rip off roof shingles and leave them broken in the street. Both hurricanes and tornadoes can lift an unsecured roof off of its foundation or send debris and other projectiles flying into a defenseless roof. If your roof has encountered extreme winds or hail, you should have it safely inspected after the storm by expert roofers who know how to search for signs of punctured roofing or missing, loose, or broken shingles. A professional roof inspection will let you know which areas need to be tarped, repaired, or replaced.
  • Prolonged Sun Exposure: While your roof does a great job of protecting you from the sun, harsh UV rays can cause shingles to become brittle and crack after years of prolonged sun exposure. Such damage can allow cold air to seep out of your home, raising your monthly cooling bill.

If different types of severe weather have impacted your roof, one of the best ways to prepare it for an upcoming storm season is by having it professionally inspected and maintained, especially after any hurricane, destructive weather event, or serious wind, rain, and hailstorm. You should also schedule a regular roof maintenance and inspection visit twice a year to check for any signs of sun damage that have affected your roof over time. To confidently weather-proof your Florida roof, contact the experienced roofers at RBS Construction & Roofing.

Expert Roof Maintenance Services in All Kinds of Weather

With over three decades of experience in the roofing industry, RBS Construction & Roofing is a locally- and family-owned and operated roofing business that is proud to serve Central Florida residences and businesses. Our team of veteran craftsmen is dedicated to providing high-quality and affordable roofing services, including roof installations, inspections, and repairs.

For more information on our roof maintenance services or to schedule an inspection of your roof, call RBS Construction & Roofing today at (689) 304-9605.