How Warm Weather Affects Flat Roofs

Flat Roofs

How Warm Weather Affects Flat RoofsThe structural integrity of flat roofs is crucial to the overall condition of your building. Extreme storms and snowy winters are the major cause of concern for building owners when dealing with roof damage. Summer is rarely considered a threat to their roofing, however, they couldn’t be more mistaken. The following is all you need to know about warm weather and how it affects your roof.

Thermal Cycle Problems

During the summer months, the temperatures range from hot to cold all through the day and night. Under these conditions, the flat style roofs will expand and contract. The repeated expansion and contraction allows water to leak through the roof. Therefore, a breathable PVC material might be required to endure the condensation and the thermal cycle.

Blistering Issues

Water leaking through the roof is a major issue by itself. But when you also take into account the summer heat, it gets a whole lot worse. When the moisture under the roof is heated all through the day by the sun, it tends to lift the felt from the roof which causes bubbles or blisters in the roof. If you notice these blisters early enough, then you can replace the damaged sections. If these blisters aren’t addressed early enough, they develop and you will be required to do a whole roof replacement.

Moisture Damage

Accumulated moisture promotes the growth of mold and fungus. In addition, the increased temperatures caused by sunlight accelerate mold growth. These contaminants cause damage to the flashing which affects your roof’s ability to drain properly.

Aged roofs and those in areas that regularly experience hot weather conditions ought to be inspected more often. Whenever you have a problem with your roofing, you should never delay to address it. A majority of roofing issues usually develop into more extensive problems, while maintenance is quick and easy. You can prevent a minor issue from developing into a more serious problem by just getting in touch with a roofing company today. Reach out to us by giving us a call.

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