Your roof has to endure a lot and is affected by many weather conditions. Some roof types are able to withstand more, but there are certain weather conditions that wreak havoc on every roof no matter the type.

Rain

Rain is the weather that affects roofs on a regular basis. It’s especially important to inspect your roof for any leaks after heavy rainfalls if it’s older as natural wear and tear can make it vulnerable to water damage. The smallest crack can allow water to pass through and even little damage can have far-reaching consequences. Be sure to also keep an eye on the gutters during rainy conditions.

Heat

When thinking of severe weather heat might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Extreme heat can cause material to expand and shrink which can lead to immediate damage. Furthermore, shingles can crack and become brittle due to the sun and UV-rays. Ventilation is helpful for every roof but is particularly important if you have a well-insulated house.

Humidity

Heat and humidity often times go hand-in-hand. While heat can cause shingles to crack, humidity can cause severe moisture damage to your roof which will affect the whole structure in the long run. Condensation can cause leaks and water damage. That’s why it’s important to choose a waterproof roofing material.

Snow

Snow is another culprit to blame for roofing damage as it incorporates wind and rain. The extra weight that snow adds to your roof can cause the roof or gutters to collapse. Always have snow removed from your roof at the first opportunity. In addition, your roofer can recommend you materials that are more durable.

Wind

Strong winds can move panels and lift up shingles. Even if you can’t find shingles on the ground after a storm, have your roof inspected. The slightest movements can leave your structure exposed to the elements. A tree close to your dwelling that touches the roof during strong winds can cause abrasion aside from the risk of fallen branches.

Your roof doesn’t have an easy job. Call the experts at Landmark Roofing to discuss steps for preventing damage to your roof. Contact Landmark Roofing today by calling us at 443-223-7453 or by email at info@roofingbylandmark.com to get a free proposal on your next project.