All roofing materials suffer from daily wear and tear and are also susceptible to damage from extreme weather conditions. Flat roofs are particularly vulnerable to damage from hot weather.
Because of this, it’s important to understand how your flat residential or commercial roofing system is affected by heat. Today, Wilson Roofing explains what you need to know.
Constant changes in temperature, or what is known as “thermal movement,” can cause roofs to repeatedly expand and contract. This may result in cracking that allows water to penetrate the roof.
While waterproof materials used in flat roofs, like single-ply PVC, are capable of withstanding the effects of thermal movement, traditional roofing materials like felt aren’t and are more vulnerable to damage from frequent changes in temperature.
Austin summers are notoriously hot and humid. The level of humidity in the air, coupled with high temperatures, can lead to fungal growth that can damage roof flashing. This problem can be prevented by maintaining proper roof drainage and regular roofing services and inspection.
Water that finds a way to get under your roofing membrane can cause blistering when high temperatures cause it to expand. These blisters, if left unchecked, may lead to bigger problems down the road.
Clogged gutters and poor roof drainage lead to water pooling. Water that is left standing on the roof for three days can cause serious damage to your property. Both commercial and residential roofing systems are vulnerable to this problem, which can be averted with proper drainage.
Prepare your roof for the hot summer season. Trust the roofing pros at Wilson Roofing to give your roof the proper inspection and care that it needs in Austin, TX. Call us at (855) 501-2220 or fill out our online form to schedule an inspection.