Heat waves continue beating down on roofs in the San Gabriel Valley during September with mostly cooler days in October. We don’t have the dramatic change between summer and fall like many parts of the country experience, but we go through seasonal changes and that impacts your roof.
Read on and learn why our slogan as a local roofing contractor, A Roof for All Seasons, is important for your home or commercial building.
Your Roof Faces Extremes
When the rain is pounding, it’s snowing on Mount Wilson, and you’re sitting inside snug and warm then it’s obvious how your roof is protecting you. It’s keeping you dry. But it’s also preventing the warm air inside your home from escaping into the attic and out into the rainy or chilly day.
Your roof is like putting a raincoat on your home or commercial building.
A harsh winter doesn’t last very long, but the temperatures ranging from the 40s and 30s at night to 60s or low 70s during the day causes the roof’s seams to contract and expand. Hard rains wear away the coating of shingles and can soak through the roofing underlayment if it’s old or torn.
Oh, and don’t forget the winds. Those Santa Ana winds can blow in February or March, a type of transition from winter to spring. Watch those ridge caps and make sure they’re nailed down well.
The nights aren’t as chilly and the days are typically cool. Spring is especially beautiful when you see an early spring blanket of snow on Mount Baldy as you drive along the 210 and 605 freeways. The mild weather doesn’t have much negative impact on your roof, but this is a good time to inspect flashings around roofing vents and your air conditioner if it’s installed on top.
Inspect your attic to make sure your insulation isn’t compressed, flattened out and ineffective. This is the time to weather proof your attic before summer hits.
Okay, those winter rains are a distant memory and they won’t happen for another three to six months. So your roof is fine, right?
Wait a second, the heat is on.
The sun can degrade a roof more than the rain. Heat can cause shingles to curl and nails loosen. Plus, heat seeks out cooler spaces, like the inside of your home.
Some of the roofing materials we use as experienced local contractors include materials that reflect the heat instead of absorbing heat. You’ll also hear a lot about cool roofs as the temperatures soar.
We create energy efficient roofs that keep the cool air inside using proper decking, reflective underlayment and the most technologically advanced shingles. Ventilation is key so air circulates well beneath the roof’s decking.
So don’t fret those triple digit days in late August and September.
No one flocks to Pasadena, Monrovia, or Temple City to see fall foliage. We have some, that’s for sure but autumn is a fascinating blend of hot and cold. Now’s a good time for us to inspect your roof if you’re concerned about its age.
Garvey Roofing will look at the condition of the shingles, try to gauge the health of the underlayment and, of course, talk to you about your goals as a homeowner or commercial building operator.
If water is puddling near your home’s foundation, or you have gutters that are leaking at the seam, then Garvey Roofing can install seamless gutters that will last for decades.
Your roof is a protective system to keep the weather outside, where it belongs, while being a major component in your home’s overall energy efficiency.
Thomas Garvey says his phone doesn’t ring when it’s raining. That’s because his company has four key licenses and he follows local codes carefully when installing or repairing a roof.
All estimates are free.
Thomas makes a claim that’s unique in the industry—he guarantees all labor and materials so you, the building owner, have peace of mind that your job is done right.
Rest assured, Garvey Roofing installs and repairs a roof for all seasons.
Call (626) 358-9208.
Garvey Roofing is based in Monrovia and works through all the cities of the San Gabriel Valley including Arcadia, Alhambra and Bradbury.