Just because summer is in full swing doesn’t mean it’s all sunshine and roses from here on out. Your roof can still be vulnerable to a variety of problems that only present themselves during these warmer months. Depending on the conditions and atmosphere around your specific piece of land, these issues can vary in intensity, but there’s usually some common ground with problems that rear their heads during the summer months. Let’s look at some of the more common issues:
Besides winter, summer is probably the last time of year where you want to be having ventilation problems. A poorly ventilated home can lead to increased energy bills from the air conditioning having to kick it into overdrive to keep your home at the temperature you set it at. If the roof isn’t done right, precious cool air can escape, making for more problems than one.
Inconveniences aside, this can quickly escalate to a more dangerous problem: Mold. When the moist, humid air starts building it, it can lead to costly repairs if not treated right away. If left untreated, the air quality of your home could be significantly decreased, leading to illness or even death in extreme cases.
As the old saying says: When it rains, it pours. This adage is often true during the warmer months in Illinois. Besides yearly flooding that has come to plague the state in recent years, storms in Illinois can be a frequent, if not less dangerous, inconvenience.
Storms can ruin a perfectly good roofing job. Even if everything is installed correctly by a team of professionals, there’s always a chance that some freak storm will come through and ruin it for everybody. The good news is, with certain types of roofing, you can better prepare your home to combat these summertime storms.
With all the moisture in the air and the perfect storm of summertime conditions being created, it’s very possible that your roof will begin to grow moss during the summer months. If it’s not intercepted and dealt with quickly, it can quickly grow to be a serious concern for the integrity of your roof. Moss is known to grow rapidly, especially when it’s in such a fertile breeding ground as a roof.
With plenty of sun and moisture to keep it cultivating, moss can very well cover an entire roof in a short period if left unchecked. It’s not just visually unappealing either. Moss can add dangerous amounts of weight and moisture to your roof that can put it in serious danger of failing.
For all your summertime roofing needs, contact us. Together, we will be able to tackle your exact roofing needs and get your roof back in working shape in no time. Whether you need a full replacement or just some seasonal upkeep, your friends at Cittrix Roofing will be there to see you through.
To find out more about what we can do to help, give us a call today at 847-867-2010 for your free estimate.