Houston’s climate is classified as a humid subtropical climate, with tropical influences. The city’s warmer days occur between July and September, where temperatures easily reach 100 degrees. The hot and humid climate makes Houston a target city for severe weather conditions such as tropical storms and hurricanes.
We break down how these severe Summer weather patterns can affect your Houston home.
Major storms and hurricanes largely consist of vicious and damaging winds. These types of winds can easily take apart an entire roof. Roofs that can be easily dismantled are usually old, broken and have not been maintained in a very long time. Should your roof avoid being completely taken apart it is likely that you’ll be missing some asphalt shingles or panelling as a result of the storm.
Trees are usually easy targets during major storms. Heavy winds can cause trees to collapse. Lighting can also split trees in half, set them on fire or cause them to fall over. Falling trees can cause major damage to your property and your roof.
Depending on the age of your roof, the sun’s rays can significantly impact the state of your roof, especially in environments with high temperatures, like Houston. Shingle and tile roofing, for example, can dry out and crack, and will eventually need to be replaced should the damage reach such an extent that they fall off or break.
Hail storms are a common occurrence during Houston’s warmer months. These storms can cause large denting across your roof and in extreme cases, they can lead to major holes and roof leakages.
During stormy weather, your gutters may suffer the most when not accurately secured. High wind speeds can lead to them detaching from your roof or simply being broken apart. Hail causes holes which lead to leakages in the gutter system. Also when gutters are blocked, an overflow may lead to water leaking into your home.
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