While roofing problems are possible at all times of the year, there are particular issues that are more likely in certain seasons than others. The summer is one of these seasons, especially in New Jersey, as the summer temperatures are usually drastically hotter than the other seasons. 

For roofers in South Jersey, that means being prepared for the specific issues that are more likely to pop up. For homeowners in South Jersey, that means being on alert for these issues.

Heat Damage

The sun is much stronger in the summer than all the other seasons. The increase in the UV index can cause the shingles on a roof to fade and deteriorate and cause the adhesive holding the shingles together to melt. This is especially true for old roofs. 

While faded roofs may not cause specific damage to your home, deteriorated shingles can leave gaps that allow water to enter the home. The same is true for melted adhesion. When the shingles do not stick together as tightly as they are supposed to, water is able to penetrate your home or pool. This can cause leaks and sagging, which can inflict serious damage and result in costly repairs.

During the summer months, if there is an extended heatwave and you have an older roof, you should consider having a roofer in South Jersey come out and inspect your roof for possible damage. The damage to your roof from excessive heat can be difficult to see from the ground and can even be difficult to see from on top of the roof. A professional South Jersey roofing company will be able to detect this damage though.

Storm Damage

Summer is not only hot but can also feature strong storms. The high winds, lightning and driving rain from summer storms can do damage to your roof. Besides the obvious damage of missing shingles and holes, these storms can let water in through hidden gaps. 

The real damage from summer storms though is the damage to trees, which can, in turn, damage your roof. The high winds and lightning of summer storms can cause dead branches from trees to fall and in some cases, can actually down full trees. The problem is that while the branches may fall on your roof and cause damage, they can also fall off your roof before you see them. That can leave you in the dark to the actual damage a storm caused. 

Moss Growth

Moss prefers humid climates, which makes them a serious problem for roofs during the summer. Moss can wreak havoc on your roof and penetrate to the frame of the roof, causing the entire system to rot and fall apart. Moss can also be difficult to detect if you do not inspect your roof, allowing it to grow quickly.  

With summer just around the corner, it is important to be on the lookout for these potential roofing problems. You should do a regular roof inspection during the summer months and contact a roofer in South Jersey to fix any issues you see. You should also contact a roofer in South Jersey if you suspect damage has been done to your roof in a storm or because of the heat.