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Summer is here, and with it comes the promise of backyard barbecues and pool parties, beach trips, and loads of fun in the Florida sun. But if you’re a new homeowner or you’re new to the area, you may be asking yourself: Can the Florida heat damage my roof?

Not to worry, kick back with a nice refreshing beverage and read our guide about the effects of Florida’s heat and humidity on your roof, and how you can prevent roof damage or get it repaired if you need it.


It’s no secret that the lifespan of roofs in Florida can be less than in other states. We’ll take a look at the different weather and climate problems we tend to see in the Florida summer, and what roofing problems we can help prevent.

Some of these problems cause damage that gets worse over time or with a combination of these factors, so it’s important to stay up-to-date on your roofing inspections.


The main concern with the summer heat and roof damage is what can happen to your shingles and roof tiles.

When it gets up to 90 degrees or more every summer day, you can expect the temperature on your roof to be much higher- up to 170 degrees! At night, your roof can get down to a merciful 70 degrees. That ends up being a 90-100 degree difference in a single day. 

When objects heat up, they expand. When they cool down again, they contract. This goes for your shingles, metal roofs, and roofing tiles, too.

The wide shifts in temperature can cause serious damage to your roof as these materials crack or warp from the heat. Cracked shingles are also more susceptible to be blown away in a summer storm, causing even further problems.

With it being that hot outside, you may also have excess heat in your attic. This can cause additional problems for your home if your roof is not well-ventilated.


Another cause of cracked shingles can be the sun itself. The sun emits UV rays, which are what cause sunburns, and that high-energy frequency of light can also cause your shingles to break down over time.

Tile roofs and metal roofs can resist this kind of damage more so than shingles, and so they can last longer.


Here in Florida, those Summer thunderstorms seem to come by just about every afternoon. We know that lightning can damage your roof and other parts of the house. But the rain and the wind that come with these storms can cause serious damage, too.

Summer is the start of hurricane season, but even when there isn’t a hurricane or tropical storm on the horizon, the thunderstorms rage all through the state. Heavy winds during a storm can blow away cracked shingles and roof tiles, leaving parts of your roof exposed.

The rain can get into the base of your roof through any cracks or missing shingles you may have. Water damage can cause the wood to expand, warp, and rot.

This can be a serious problem, and it can be expensive to fix, so if you see missing or damaged shingles on your roof after a storm, you’ll definitely want to get it checked out right away.


With all that trouble caused by the heat, you may well also ask, can Florida humidity damage my roof? With summer storms and cracked shingles, moisture can get trapped in the different layers of your roof. The humid climate in Florida can prevent this moisture from being able to escape.

When this happens, mold and moss can grow in these trapped spaces, causing them to expand. Humidity can also cause the wood to rot, even from the inside, if the warm moist air stays trapped in your attic.

Water can also seep into the base of your roof or the roof decking, causing it to rot, and eventually leak water into your house. 

In the case of extensive water or mold damage, the structural integrity of your roof can be at risk, which might call for a roof replacement. Water damage can be very difficult and expensive to repair, so it’s best to try and prevent it from getting to that point by checking in on your roof often.


Unfortunately, yes. The heat in Florida is more intense and lasts for longer than elsewhere in the country, thus exposing your roof to more potential damage.

Since Florida has more sunny days where the sun is out for longer, that ends up being a lot of sun exposure. With that comes the higher temperatures, which can last for months at a time, much longer than in other states.

Together, that means that you should be extra vigilant about checking for damage to your roof if you live in Florida, especially in the Summer months.


If you see any damage to your roof, don’t wait. Ask a professional to come by and inspect your roof for any further damage, and get the repairs done right away.

Waiting on replacing broken shingles or cracked tiles can lead to more damage later on, so it’s best to take care of it before any further water damage can occur.


Can the Florida heat damage my roof? The answer is a definite yes. But our experts can help you to prevent minor roof damage from becoming a major problem when we inspect and repair your roof.

It’s a good idea to get your roof checked out at least once a year and after any major storms. That way you can be sure that your roof stays strong and keeps you and your family safe and dry.

If you’re not sure whether your roof has sustained damage or needs maintenance, it’s best to get it checked out by a professional. Contact us online or call us at 844.784.7663 for a free quote today!

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Anthony Lombardi
Anthony Lombardi
December 20, 2022.
We had a small job of basically ridge edges. John Zumaeta, in production, & his crew took over & knocked the job out. Thanks Massey Roofing. Merry Christmas guys.
Irv Kenig
Irv Kenig
December 5, 2022.
Jose Lajara was the sales associate that contacted me. He is very understanding, knowledgeable, dependable and was always available to my calls. He kept me well informed and I felt very comfortable having my roof replaced. Jose is a real asset to your Company.
December 1, 2022.
My salesperson, Jose Lajara and main contact Marissa Orellana provided unparalleled customer service. Marissa is absolutely amazing. Her prompt responses and professionalism are exceptional.
Donald Jackson
Donald Jackson
November 27, 2022.
A friend advised us to hire a local company Massey Construction Group to restore any damage to our place from Hurricane Ian and we are amazed at how fast they came to inspect home. Their employees are polite and accommodating and answered all our questions in detail. We are pleased with the high-quality services of this customer-driven company, we will suggest everyone hire the Massey Construction Group.
Leslie Ford
Leslie Ford
November 26, 2022.
Our parents’ are elderly and we live many states away. I was referred from a friend that has had a tile roof installed last year and was very happy with the installation and process. My parents were super happy with the roof recently installed. The new roof also did not sustain damage from hurricane Ian.
Dallas Parker
Dallas Parker
November 23, 2022.
We are lucky to have our roof installation from Massey Construction Group three years ago. When Hurricane Ian hit us, my husband contacted their team and scheduled a roof inspection immediately. I was pleasantly surprised the roof did not sustained any damage from Hurricane Ian. I recommend this local company that recently won roof of the year.
Jeff Shawn
Jeff Shawn
November 22, 2022.
Massey Construction has reroofed my rentals properties in the past. This company is Local and specializes in tile roofs. Thanks to the accomplished team at the Massey Construction Group for coming to our rescue and offering their incredible services.
Ronald Carter
Ronald Carter
November 20, 2022.
My family got relocated during Hurricane Ian. When we returned home, we were shocked to see the extreme damage caused to our home. Luckily, our neighbor suggested the Massey Construction Group, which helped us restore the damage at reasonable price. We appreciate their professional and dedicated team and will only hire them in the future. HIRE LOCAL
Flora Brooks
Flora Brooks
November 19, 2022.
Massey Construction Group is the best local roofing company we have come across, and we can't recommend their exceptional services enough. They inspected our roof and repaired it by replacing the damaged shingles. My family expresses its gratitude for their remarkable services. Massey also won Roofer of the year in Naples.