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How Warm Weather Affects Flat Roofs

How Warm Weather Affects Flat Roofs

One of the greatest stresses that your roof faces is damage from UV radiation. When it comes to your roof, hot summer days can continue to negatively affect your roof, especially with flat roof technology. As we’re coming up on the warm weather it’s important know-how it will start to affect your roof. Here are some of the top signs of damage that you can watch for and how you can keep up your maintenance during warm weather!

Thermal Cycle

Temperatures often rotate between cold and warm throughout the day and night cycle in the summer and flat roof styles contract and expand based on these conditions. Because of this consistent change in temperature there are ongoing problems with moisture and water penetrating into the roof. You may need access to a PVC material to withstand the thermal cycles and condensation.

Problems With Blistering

When water penetrates through the roof it is often a problem throughout the summer months. When heat is added to moisture there is a chance that the roof can begin to blister and damage. When the felt on the roof becomes damaged this can lead to sections of the roof that are prone to more water damage and the need for complete roofing replacements.

Ongoing Moisture Damage

Mold and fungus can grow quickly when moisture builds up and adding in sunlight and high temperatures can increase the rate of mold growth. Damage to the flashing and other areas where water can get in will often lead to ongoing problems with your roof.

If you are interested in getting a roofing inspection before the summer months to make sure that your roofing system can stay at its best in warm weather, contact us today!

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Pinellas County roofing contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. A Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.