by TeamFFE

June 27, 2023

Protect Your Roof During St. Louis’s Summer Heatwave

St. Louis is known for its ever-changing weather patterns, and the forecast for the next 20 days is no exception. As a professional roofing company, Family First Exteriors is here to guide you through the upcoming weather changes and provide you with preventive measures to protect your roof.

St. Louis 20-Day Weather Forecast Overview

The weather in St. Louis is expected to be a mix of sunny, cloudy, and stormy days. The temperatures are going to be high, with some days reaching up to 100°F. Notably, on June 29, the weather is expected to be hot, with temperatures hitting 100°F. The forecast also indicates that there will be thunderstorms, especially on June 30 and July 1, which may cause rainfall and strong winds. In the following days, the temperatures will range between 86°F and 93°F, with a mix of sunshine and thunderstorms​1.

Roofing Tips for the Hot Days

1. Inspect Your Roof for Heat Damage

The hot temperatures can cause roofing materials to expand and contract, leading to cracks or loosening. Make sure to inspect your roof for any signs of heat damage, such as blistering or warping.

2. Ensure Proper Ventilation

A well-ventilated attic can help reduce the heat absorbed by your roof, preventing it from getting too hot. Make sure your attic vents are clear of debris and consider installing additional vents if necessary.

3. Apply a Reflective Coating

Applying a reflective coating to your roof can help to reflect the sun’s rays, reducing the temperature of the roof and helping to extend its lifespan.

Roofing Tips for Thunderstorm Days

1. Clear Gutters and Drains

Before the storm hits, make sure to clean your gutters and drains to prevent water from accumulating on your roof. This will help to prevent leaks and water damage.

2. Secure Loose Shingles and Fixtures

Inspect your roof for any loose shingles or fixtures that might be blown away by strong winds. Secure them properly to prevent further damage during the storm.

3. Trim Nearby Trees

Trimming branches that hang over your roof will prevent them from falling onto your roof during a storm and causing damage.

Stay Prepared and Safe

The weather in St. Louis can be unpredictable, so it’s essential to be prepared. If you notice any issues with your roof or need professional assistance, don’t hesitate to contact Family First Exteriors. We’re here to ensure that your roof is ready to withstand whatever Mother Nature has in store.

Remember, taking preventive measures can not only protect your roof but also ensure the safety and comfort of your home. Stay cool, St. Louis!