How Do Roofs Help Us During The Summer?
Summer is finally here! The time of year to make the most of the hotter weather by doing anything that satisfies yourself, your friends, or family. This could be going on holiday, travelling to a tourist attraction, visiting the beach, go to festivals, eating ice cream, going to the park, and much more. How you choose to spend your summer is entirely down to your own personal preference. Due to the COVID-19 virus, this summer will be significantly different to previous years as many events have been cancelled and specific locations have been forced to close.
Thankfully, the prominence of the virus has decreased, meaning we are able to do much more. In most towns and cities in the UK, pubs, restaurants, and many other locations in the hospitality industry have been allowed to open to the public. Outdoor music events have also been allowed to take place, however, with social distancing and limited capacity. Although we can go out, it doesn’t necessarily mean we always should. We all need to remain aware of the virus and be cautious to prevent further spread.
With the hotter weather, if you have a garden, staying home isn’t that bad. We can enjoy the hotter weather in our own space with your own snacks and drinks, without only being able to enjoy what’s served at a bar or on a menu. In the UK, summers aren’t consistently hot, and we get many days of rain, so we may want to stay at home anyway. With a roof over our heads, we can do this with comfort and ease! Did you know that roofs actually have many surprising benefits during the summer too? In this blog, how roofs can help us doing the summer is explored.
They Keep Us Cool
Surprisingly, roofs actually keep us cool during the summer in hotter weather. A good pitched roof will be well insulated, which will not just keep us warm in colder weather but will also keep us cool. On hot days in UK summertime, nights can be too hot and disturb sleep, however, effectively insulated roofs will keep you cool and shielded from warm nights. During heatwaves, the weather in the UK can also be too hot to be pleasant, which may lead you to want to prefer to stay indoors. At these times, if you prefer to stay indoors to shield from the sun, your home will remain cool from your insulated roof.
Damage to your roof can cause your home to be inefficiently insulated, meaning your home could be far too hot on sunny days and far too cold on colder days or summer nights. No matter what time of the year it is, it is vital to ensure that your roof is well insulated and not damaged. During the summer, damage to your roof is far more unlikely due to colder weather, however, it is still possible. If you wish for your home to be at a stable temperature throughout the summer, and for the remainder of the year, then it is vital to ensure that your roof is maintained. This can easily be done an efficient roofing contractor, like Precision Roofing.
Protects Us From Rain
In the UK, rain and even heavy rain is imminent. The UK is not seen as a hot climate country, so summers are not usually consistently hot and there is a lot of rainfall. Although this may seem obvious, roofs protect us from all rainfall, which is why they are so crucial to keeping us safe and healthy. Essentially, roofs help us to survive, as getting drenched in the open rain could easily lead to somebody getting ill. In hotter countries with little rainfall, you could probably survive without a roof, but unfortunately, the UK isn’t a country with a hot climate. To live safely in this country, it’s vital to have a home with an efficient roof.
Like with insulation, damaged roofs can cause leaks to the property, which could cause dangerous damage to interior of the home. If water from the ceiling was to leak to electricity mains, it could be potentially disastrous. Not only this, but water could also easily damage property such as furniture and electrics in the home, additionally to damaging structures in the home. During the summer, money is preferred to be spent on enjoying yourself and engaging in activities in the sun. Replacing property in your home is expensive, and would leave you short during the summer. This is why it is important to ensure you have a maintained roof throughout the year.
Did you know that replacing your roof in the summer is the best time of year to have it replaced? This is due to many factors including less risk due to lower moisture levels and dryer weather. Colder weather can also slow down operations. Many roofing companies also put their prices down during the summertime due to the lower risk. It is highly recommended that if you’re considering having a new roof, you choose to have it installed during the summer.
Precision Roofing offers an extensive range of roofing services in Cardiff and South Wales including roofing maintenance, new roofs, flat roofing, roofline services and many more. For roofers in Cardiff, get in touch with Precision Roofing to arrange for a quote or to make an enquiry.