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The Most Common Summer Roofing Problems

Summer has officially arrived! It’s the time of year when the kids are home from school, barbecues with friends and family are on the agenda, and vacations are being planned for the season.

With the family spending more time at home and inevitable visitors coming to your house, it’s essential to be aware of the most common roofing issues associated with the season to ensure your roof will be in excellent condition all summer.

Excessive Moss Growth

Since your roof is exposed to outdoor elements year-round, it’s no surprise that it may be subject to slight moss growth, especially if you live in a moist climate like Georgia. Although minimal moss growth is to be expected, if you’re noticing extreme growth this summer, it’s best to resolve the issue before it damages your shingles and roof.

If moss has taken over your roof, don’t fret! There is a simple cleaning concoction that can help remove intrusive moss growth. Mix a half-and-half solution of liquid chlorine bleach and water. Apply the solution with a sprayer or spray bottle and let it absorb into the roof for around 15 to 20 minutes. Finally, rinse it away with low-pressure water.

To prevent moss infestations on your roof, follow these tips:

  • Clear debris on your roof regularly
  • Keep gutters clear
  • Trim tree branches to avoid falling debris

Moisture Accumulation

We all know how hot and humid Georgia summers can be. Unfortunately, high levels of humidity can have an adverse effect on your roof. When hot air rises in your home, it heads straight to the attic. If your home has little ventilation, the humid air will become trapped near your roof.

Hot and humid air that is trapped near your roof and attic can lead to extensive damage to your roof’s wooden support structures. This could include dry rot, mold, and overall weakened structures. If you suspect that your roof has fallen victim to moisture buildup, it’s best to contact our professional specialists for a comprehensive roof inspection. Our team at Bullard Exteriors can accurately diagnose the issue and provide you with solutions tailored to your home.

Storm Damage

Even if you’re a storm chaser, there’s no denying that severe weather can leave behind lasting damage on your roof. In the south, summer is the season of powerful thunderstorms, and while there’s not much you can do to get those rain clouds to go away, here’s what we recommend:

  • Before the storm: Trim any overhanging tree limbs to prevent falling debris.
  • After the storm: Inspect your roof after the storm has passed.
  • If you notice storm damage: Call in professionals.

Even the most minor roof damages should be repaired as quickly as possible to prevent more invasive issues down the road, such as leaks or even home flooding. In addition, repairing your roof immediately after the storm can ensure your home will be in a safe position when the next one rolls in.

Sun Damage

The glorious summer sun is perfect for tanning, pool days, and park picnics, but not so much for your roof’s shingles. When the sun is shining down on your roof all summer long, it can take a toll on your roof’s appearance and lead to cracked shingles.

When your shingles are damaged, there’s little protection for your roof from outdoor elements. Have your roof repaired as soon as possible to protect your investment!

Residential Roof Repair Experts

If your roof has been damaged throughout the summer season, give Bullard Exteriors a call at (404) 341-7110 or fill out an online contact form for more information on our premier roof repair services. We guarantee a job well done and the highest level of professionalism from our team!