Water is the biggest enemy of the roof because it causes a variety of damages that can affect the life of the roof if not repaired on time. However, since the roof must withstand all other types of weather conditions from the blasting sun to storm and snow, it will not be right to focus all attention on water damages to roofs. Excessive heat and extremely dry climates like what you find in Australia can be as much damaging for roofs.
The hot and humid Australian summers can be detrimental for the roof because if the heat remains trapped within the roof space, which can happen from poor ventilation, it can damage the roof material and cause several problems. The biggest threat is that the timber used for the roof structure might dry up and eventually cause its decay that may require costly services related to Continue reading