How Heavy Rain Impacts your Roof

You may think rain can’t do any significant damage to your roof - after all, they’re designed to be waterproof, right? While a few rain showers here and there probably won’t impact your roof much, heavy rain can prove that even the most well-built homes have weak spots on their roof. Here are four ways heavy rain impacts your roof.

Impacts of Heavy Rain on your Roof

Leaks

Over time, the combination of hail, high winds, and extreme temperatures will eat away at your roof, leaving your home unprotected against future storms. No protective covering means lots of leaks. Leaks aren’t only annoying to deal with, but they can also cause ceiling damage and mold issues.

Stains

If water is being collected on the inside of your home because of a damaged roof, you may begin to notice stains forming across your ceiling. Even though ceiling stains are unsightly, the worst thing you can do is assume it’s just cosmetic and cover it up. Be sure to find the root problem and fix it, or else you’re bound to continue having the same problems.

Wood Rot

Your shingles and flashing prevent water from making its way into your home. If any of your shingles or flashing are damages and not functioning correctly, heavy rainfall will put your home at risk for water damage. If left untreated, the continued exposure will cause the wood inside your home to rot and grow mold.

Most of the time you can’t spot damage on your roof until it’s too late, and that’s okay. As a homeowner, it can be difficult to truly understand the condition of your roof, especially if you can’t see exactly what’s going on up there. That’s where we come in. Get in touch with us here to schedule your inspection.

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