A roof forms the most important part of any building and as such, it is very important to know the effects of weather conditions on roofs. Whether it being hot or rainy weather, each weather condition has an effect on your roof depending on the type of roofing material used.

We will look at how each type of weather condition has an effect on roofs and what can be done.

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Weather Conditions In Ghana

The climate of Ghana is tropical and there are two main seasons: the wet and the dry seasons. North Ghana experiences its rainy season from April to mid-October while South Ghana experiences its rainy season from March to mid-November. – Wikipedia

However due to climate changes, sometimes the seasons can change such that rains can fall either earlier or later than expected. 

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The heat from the sun rays can cause roofing shingles to crack which when not given attention to can destroy your roof. Additionally, extreme heat can also cause roofing materials to shrink and expand leading to severe damages. Although sun-resistant roofing systems are available, heat inevitably has an effect on your roof. Heat is one of the key effects of weather conditions on roofs.


Rain is the most popular type of weather condition that causes great damage to roofs. Rains can cause small leaks which when unnoticed can cause great havoc to your roof and building structure as a whole. It is however important to have roof maintenance from time to time as gradual exposure to rain eventually causes leaks. Regular inspection of your roof can help you identify leaks that you can fix early before it gets worse.

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Strong winds can loosen the shingles on your roof and sometimes even cause cracks as well. If the wind speed is very high, there is a chance that it can provoke severe damages to the structural frame of your roof. In severe storms, without a properly installed roof, the storm can take your rooftop away. This has happened in the country several times. Don’t let this happen to you, call on a highly trained professional to install your roof for you. At Domod we pride ourselves in only providing the best of roofing installations in Ghana.

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Fixing a roof is not a one time only thing. It requires maintenance on a regular basis as there are a number of effects of weather conditions on roofs. Call us for maintenance of your roof and for quality roof installations by our professionally trained engineers.