This time of year can be rough on roofs in our area. Not only is summer in Charlotte hot, it’s humid as well. Read on to see how summer heat affects your roof, and Roof King’s tips to keep it in the best shape.
Summer heat in Charlotte
Charlotte homeowners are no strangers to scorching summers. And with temperatures consistently in the nineties, it looks like this year will be no different. Before you step outside, you can protect your skin by applying sunscreen. But what about your roof? Constant sunlight bearing down on the roof eventually has an impact. You may notice that shingles have begun to crack, split, and curl on your roof. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your roof intact during summer. Roof King offers options to fit each home’s heat protection needs. Whether it’s a roof coating, or a new aluminum roof that reflects the sun’s rays, we’ve got you covered.
Humidity effects on roofs
High temperatures are one thing, but when you combine them with moisture in the air, you can face some real issues. This is especially a problem in the Charlotte area, where ninety degree scorchers and thunderstorms go hand in hand. When hot days and moisture-heavy air get together, you get high humidity. And where there’s humidity, you can expect some roof damage. Excess humidity can cause roof leaks, which can spell disaster for your home’s interior. Also, humidity is directly related to mold and mildew growth in your home, and this holds true for the roof as well. If your roof hasn’t been treated for humidity, call Roof King. Our roofing experts will make sure you have the best waterproof materials, as well as the proper ventilation to keep moisture from settling on your roof.
Don’t wait until your roof is damaged from summer heat and humidity to schedule professional maintenance. Call Roof King today!