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Thursday, August 09 2018
Why Summer is the Perfect Time For a Roof Inspection

Home maintenance is one of the less glamorous parts of homeownership. As much as you don’t want to think about it, regular roof inspections are an important aspect of keeping your house safe and secure. Maintaining your roof will protect your home from any water damage that might occur. The longer you wait to fix any problems that may be found, the more expensive the fix could be. By having your roof inspected annually, you will save yourself time and money in the long run. 

While many roofing experts will argue over whether the spring or the fall is the ideal time to have your roof inspected, living in Fort Myers, there are compelling reasons to get it inspected in the summer instead. 

Florida Sunshine

Living in Florida, we know that our summers are a bit different than summers elsewhere. Being so far south, the sun is quite a bit stronger, giving off more UVA/UVB rays. With the constant sun beating down on your roof, the materials can degrade faster than usual. This is typically the case with asphalt shingles, and the problem can be exacerbated with an older roof. If the shingles begin to curl, buckle, or peel, the wooden roof underneath could be exposed, which will make it susceptible to those famous summer rains. Getting your roof inspected to make sure there is no intense sun damage occurring can prevent future widespread rot or water damage. 

Florida Humidity 

We all know just how humid it gets in the tropical Fort Myers climate. A roof that is exposed to constant humidity can see condensation building up underneath the shingles. While most current waterproofing techniques are designed to protect against this, older roofs may not have the system in place. With the intense summer storms that occur, being able to protect your home against any sort of humidity or water damage is essential. Inspecting your roof will make sure there are no loose or damaged shingles that can be damaged further by exposure to humidity. 

Hurricane Season

If you live in Fort Myers, you are all too familiar with hurricane season. Lasting from June to November, the start of this season means the onset of those daily rainstorms. Even if no tropical activity immediately threatens your home, the intensity of the summer thunderstorms can do just as much damage to an older roof. Starting hurricane season off right by having your roof inspected will give you the peace of mind that your roof can withstand whatever weather is thrown at it. Additionally, after an intense storm, it is probably a good idea to have someone come out and inspect your roof to ensure no problem areas were revealed.  

Let A Professional Help 

With the intense summer weather that is common to South Florida, having your roof inspected in preparation of, or after, a storm is the right thing to do. A leaking roof can cause significant water damage, costing you valuable time and money. By enlisting the aid of a trained professional to inspect your roof, they will be able to identify potential problem areas that may not be apparent to the untrained eye. Taking preventative measures now will help stop future headaches.

If you are ready to get your roof inspected, feel free to contact us by filling out our easy online form or by calling us at 239-694-1056. We look forward to speaking with you!

Posted by: John AT 07:37 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
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    Montgomery Winslow Roofing Experts
    PO Box 50338
    Fort Myers, FL 33994
    Phone: 239-694-1056
    Fax: 239-694-3051 

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