Maryland’s Seasons and Your Roof
In Maryland, we get all four seasons, and this constant weather change negatively affects your roof. Moisture and changes in temperature cause rapid aging of roofing materials or storm damage.
Do you want to know how the seasons in Maryland impact your roof? Keep reading for insights based on our experience as a licensed roofing contractor!
In this article, we will review common weather in all four seasons that we experience in Maryland and how this affects your roof.
Spring in Harford County
Temperatures in the spring are usually between 40 to 60 degrees which is moderate. We often experience varying wind and rainstorms during these months which cause a lot of damage in Harford County.
There was a storm years ago where Harford and Baltimore County had gusts of wind exceeding 60 miles per hour. Our Aberdeen Roofing Company helped many homeowners and businesses repair and replace their roofs during that event.
Summer in Harford County
Summertime in Harford County can be hot and humid. The heat on the roof can make the shingles easily exceed 100 degrees and the interior of the attic space even hotter. It’s imperative to have proper ventilation in the attic. Otherwise, it can cause wood to rot and your roofing system to eventually fail.
Fall in Harford County
The fall in Harford County is moderate, and temperatures can average in the 50s. We have experienced some heavy rainstorms and even hail in these months. Hail is a major concern for roofs and the few rogue storms a year have caused a lot of damage for Harford County homeowners.
Winter in Harford County
The coldest months cause the roofing system to contract and can often leave the shingles brittle over time. We get a few snowstorms in Harford County which can cause issues with the weight load on failing roof systems.
As an Aberdeen Roofer, we have also experienced water finding its way past flashing during large storms.
Asphalt shingles expand and contract with every season in Maryland which causes stress on the overall performance of the roof. The windstorms, large rainstorms, hail, and snow add wear and tear to your roof’s shingles.
It is important to keep an eye on your roof by regularly inspecting the outside shingles from the ground if possible. Also consider climbing into your attic space to inspect for any mold, leaks, dampness, or anything out of place. This is often the first place you will see issues involving your roofing system.
Tar Heel Construction Can Inspect Your Roof
We take great pride in serving the local Harford County and Baltimore County Communities with their roofing needs. We have over 15 years of experience in the trade as a top-notch roofer in Aberdeen and would love to speak with you. Call us today.