How extreme weather can affect your Florida roof

Eye of a hurricane

Your roof is the first line of defense in protecting your home against the elements. Here are just some of the ways extreme weather (including heat, moisture, wind, and hail) can affect your North Florida or Panama City roof.

Heat

Heat rising to your attic can cause weak spots, curling or shrinking shingles, and nails to pop. In addition, intense heat can cause wood in your roof to expand or crack. This can enable condensation to gather in your attic causing mildew and mold problems.

Rain and Humidity

Rain and humidity can cause moisture to become trapped in your attic, plywood sheathing, or crawl space. This can lead to mildew, mold, and wood rot.

Wind

Wind can cause your roofing materials to deteriorate and can loosen and displace shingles and tiles. And high winds (such as with tornados, tropical storms, and hurricanes) can damage the structural frame of your roof–either on their own merits or by blowing trees or other materials into your roof.

Hailstorms

There is not a lot you can do to protect your home from hail. Your only course may be to schedule a roof inspection after the fact to check for damage.

Replacing a Damaged Roof

Extreme weather can cause a lot of damage to a Panama City Beach or Panama City roof and repairs are only temporary. A new roof comes with a lot of benefits – more energy efficiency, better inside temperature regulation, and water damage prevention. A roof replacement could also lower your home insurance costs and make your house easier to sell.

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