As much as summers can be the best part of the year, especially if you’re living in Canada, they can cause some serious damage to your property. All types of extreme weather can significantly damage the roofing systems of your homes or commercial properties. Now that summer is around the corner, it’s the best time for you to take some preventive measures and prepare your roof to withstand the oncoming months.
The roofs of your home
Many houses have shingled roofs, and damage caused by extreme heat is very noticeable. The most common signs of damage are discoloration, cracks, or curling of the shingles. These cracks can also lead to leaks, causing more damage in the process. The best way to prevent damage to the roof of your home is by preventing heat from building up inside the property. This pent-up heat can also result in an increase in pressure and cause the wood to warp. So, what you need is good ventilation, so the heat can travel through the house and escape through the windows, doors, and even the attic. Extreme heat can damage the shingles of your roof, which can eventually lead to a damaged deck, making repairs that much more intensive and expensive.
Although commercial roofs are tougher and more durable than the roofs of homes, constant exposure to the sun’s heat will lead to bumps, cracks, and all kinds of damage. More often than not, these signs of damaged go unnoticed until the rains pour in and you finally see water seeping through the roof. These leaks can cause severe damage to your electronics and other products as well as your business.
Repairing these leaks can be an expensive task, which is why it’s wise to take preventive measure before the rainy season kicks in. Make sure that you have regular roof inspections so that you can identify any damages well before they get worse. You can also identify trouble spots and take necessary measures to address them before they become bigger problems.
Since summer is well on its way, it’s time you kept an eye on the health of your property and ensured that everything is in the best condition possible.