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Common Summer Roofing Problems

Summer is arguably one of the most beloved seasons — the weather is beautiful, the days are longer, and most of us have more time off from work. Unfortunately, summer weather can also pose a few problems for your home’s roof.

Causes of Common Summer Roof Problems

Hurricanes

Anyone in the northeast knows that hurricanes bring about plenty of rain and humidity. If water starts pooling on your roof, it could cause cracks in your shingles and lead to mold growth.

Sun Damage

While the average warm day likely won’t do much damage to your roof, heat waves or sudden spikes in temperature can cause your roof to fade or cause shingles to crack.

Fallen Tree Branches

Whether because the tree was old or because of strong winds, tree limbs that hang over your roof can easily cause a dent when they fall. And while most would agree that a dent isn’t pretty to look at, this damage isn’t just cosmetic. Dents can cause pools of water to form even if you just have a quick shower.

Small Animals

If a family of squirrels makes their way into your attic on a hot day, you could soon find yourself with roof damage. Squirrels are able to chew through shingles, siding, and even trimming. If they make their way through enough layers, you could start experiencing leaks when it rains.

Honest Abe’s Emergency Services

Unfortunately, roof emergencies tend to strike at the worst possible times. But that’s exactly why Honest Abe Roofers are always on call and ready to help! While it may be tempting to put off minor repairs, small problems can quickly become big ones. With 24-hour, year-round emergency services, you can be sure that your home is always protected.

Are you in need of emergency services? Honest Abe Roofing offers superior residential roofing services including maintenance, installation, and repairs. We want to protect your home with a reliable, high-quality, and affordable roofing system.