Most homeowners are well aware of how winter weather can affect our homes. It can freeze pipes, damage rooftops, and cause damage to trees around your home. However, hot and humid weather doesn’t affect homes in the same way. Head damage is less predicable and tends to occur over time. However even though there may be no immediate affects on your home, you shouldnt disregard the issue. It is important to be awayre of potential damages heat can have on your home.
Heat damage on your rooftop can be hard to identify. However, if left untreated it could cause structural damage to your home. If you have an attic you are probably aware of how hot your attic can become during the daytime. Many attics lac airflow, which means any heat and humidity that builds up inside has no way to escape. This excess humidity can speed up the deterioration of your roofing shingles.
Making sure the air ducts and ventilation in your home are properly maintained can help prevent your attic from getting too hot during the summer. If you live in a hot and humid area like Austin, you can also consider coating and sealing your roof to protect against moisture and sunlight. Roof damage won’t occur overnight, but it shouldn’t be ignored.
Most homeowners don’t pay much attention to their crawlspace unless a plumbing issue or storm causes it to flood. But did you know that high heat and humidity can cause just as much damage as flooding or plumbing issues? Hot weather and high humidity create an ideal breeding ground for molds and mildews. If you notice any musty odors be sure to contact a professional to see what might be happening underneath your home.
The optimal way to prevent damage to your crawlspace in hot climates is to either have a dehumidifier installed or to hire a professional waterproofing company for assistance. Restricting the amount of moisture that gets into your crawlspace can protect and extend the longevity of your home.
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