The storms of spring may be gone, but the summer poses its own set of problems for the roof. While the occasional storm may roll through during the summer, they are generally mild and cause few problems to the condition of the roof. The more common problem comes from the sun and wildlife.
The sun beats down on the roof year-round, but never as brutally than in the summer. The rays from the sun combined with the heat can prove damaging over time to the integrity of the roof. The damaging rays can crack and peel shingles, creating the possibility of leaks from the next rainfall.
Suburban “wildlife” can also prove damaging to the roof. Squirrels, birds, and raccoons can claw and tear at the roof scrounging for food, causing loss of granules or the detachment of shingles. Generally roaming at night during the summer, these animals can be hard to catch in the act, but they can cause significant damage over time.
Through these possible problems faced with the summer heat, the occasional professional inspection can be helpful in preventing costly repairs down the road.