How Weather Impacts your Roof


It should go without saying that your roof is going to be affected by different weather conditions depending on the location of your structure as well as the time of year it is. Often times when we need roof repairs, it’s after particular kinds of damage that weakens your roof, causes leaks and so much more. It’s important to understand the different kinds of damage that can occur so that you can make the right decision about your next move, and whether you should repair or replace your entire roof. Different kinds of damage will call for different fixes and treatments, and this might also help you figure out if you should change the material or method of roofing when getting a replacement.

Start by considering the kind of weather you experience most often in the location you’re building is. Different parts of the country will have different year-round or seasonal conditions, and it’s important to be realistic about the kind of damage your roof is most likely to suffer from after a few years of wear & tear and extreme weather events.

Heat Damage

While it’s not the case for every roof, consistent high temperatures can do some serious damage to your roof, especially if the roof has western or southern exposure to the sun. This damage can come in the form of cracks as well as shingles that begin to curl up. Repairing these parts is a great move, but you might be better served changing your roof to a material that is better capable of handling heat. Many of our roofing options have finishes and coatings that stave off UV rays and the damage that invariably comes with being directly in the sun for long periods of time.


Similar to heat, humidity is something that comes up in areas where high temperatures are a consistent thing. But where heat damage dries out your roof causing cracks and chips, humidity can cause moisture damage to your roof and ultimately you entire structure. It’s not hard for condensation to occur on your roof, and the extra moisture can cause water damage, leaks and a weaker roof over time. It’s important to consider roofing options that are explicitly waterproof, not just water resistant. This is particularly important for structures located in places that experience tons of rain on a regular basis. Even seasonally, weeks of rain can do plenty of damage to your structure.

Rain & Storms

Roofs in general are meant to stand up to heavy rain, but there are always some roofing options that are better than others for this purpose. Water damage is a very real problem that plagues all kinds of roofs and structures, so it’s important that you have the most waterproof option available to you. This is especially important is your roof is older, as natural wear & tear can make them more susceptible to water damage than a brand new roof; leading to leaks into your structure. Storms, which can sometimes come out of nowhere, are one of the biggest causes of extreme roof damage. Regular inspections of your roof are important, but especially after a particularly heavy rainfall, thunderstorm, snowstorm, hurricane or tornado you should double check your roof to ensure there are no major issues or damages. Even finding a small issue might save you the trouble of having to fix a much larger issue later on.

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