Majority of homeowners brace their roofs for the harsh winter months. They make necessary repairs and preparations, such as checking their underlayment, ensuring proper insulation and double-checking if their attics have proper ventilation. However, they shouldn’t forget to prepare their homes for the scorching Florida heat.
In today’s post, your leading metal roofing expert from Tampa, Dynamic Roofing Concepts, shares the effects of hot weather on your flat roof.
If there’s excessive heat trapped in the attic, bubbles form on your roof which continue to expand, and finally pop, leaving behind blisters that resemble craters. Bubbles also come from water that seep through your roof’s cracks which expand due to the extreme heat that your roof is withstanding. To prevent this from occurring, make sure that your attic is properly ventilated and circulating the appropriate temperature to prevent any bubbles from growing and blistering your flat roof.
Standing or pooling water can cause extensive problems to your flat roof if left untreated. Pooled water that’s left standing for 72 hours should be removed since the heat absorbed by the standing water can cause gradual damage to your flat roof. Usually, this is a sign that your gutters or downspouts are malfunctioning. If they are, make sure that you contact your commercial roofing and gutter contractor to help you carry out repairs.
If you live in a humid environment with high temperatures, this could result in serious damage to your flat roof’s flashing. Other than curling up your shingles, the intense heat can cause mold growth that could damage your flashing and cause serious health implications. This can be prevented by routine roof inspections and maintenance.
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