If storms are common in your area, heavy rain will wear down shingles and other roof elements. The damage left by a storm can result in the loss of shingles and the penetration of moisture into the subfloor. This water damage can penetrate the roof cover and ultimately compromise the structural integrity of the home. Heavy spring and fall rains are one of the biggest concerns when it comes to shingle damage.
Damage to shingles in this way can be a bit sporadic, so be sure to take a ladder and check the stability of the rows of shingles and make sure there are no cracks or leaks in the shingles. Wind-aided water that covers shingles for hours can damage your roof like no other, and while there's not much you can do to protect shingles, there's a lot you can do to avoid sequelae. Severe freeze-thaw cycles can cause cracks to form in the ceiling. Freezing rain can quickly saturate the roof before it solidifies into ice.
This causes the roof to expand and crack. A cracked roof provides the perfect opportunity for moisture to penetrate your home and cause leaks, water damage and even mold. When rain damages the integrity of your roof, water can find a way under the shingles and cause deformations. This will be seen in the folding of the shingles or in the folding of the roof.
If there is buckling, water damage has most likely occurred. Your roof is designed to be waterproof, to prevent water and melted snow from entering your residence or commercial building. Most rains won't have a significant impact on the roof, but heavy rains can penetrate better-built homes and businesses that have weak spots in the roof. This year in Colorado has given us more rainfall than a normal year, so it's very important to inspect the roof to make sure the roof of your home or commercial roof is healthy.
Here are some things to consider about how heavy rains impact your roof. A heavy downpour or a series of moderate storms can cause serious damage to the roof. Heavy rain can cause shingles to bend or bend, especially if they already show signs of wear and tear. When shingles wear out, they start to deteriorate, making them more likely to break in a storm.
And once even a small area of the roof is exposed, the interior is most likely to be damaged by water. Addressing minor issues immediately prevents damage from spreading and ultimately saves you the cost of repairs. If heavy rainwater penetrates the outer protective layer of the roof, moisture will seep into the wood that supports the roof and walls of your home. We can provide roof repair and maintenance to ensure your roof is always ready for heavy rain.
An example is when a roof is inverted in such a way that it creates an area on the roof itself where water can accumulate during heavy rains. Remember that while there's no proven way to protect your roof from damage caused by heavy rain, hail, or strong winds, a well-maintained roof will withstand the elements better than one that has suffered even minor damage in the past. As you might not have guessed, roofs are designed in a way that takes rain into account and are therefore generally constructed in such a way that rain easily falls from the roof and enters the gutters. Because it's difficult to see all the damage your roof may have suffered with an untrained eye, request a professional roof inspection as soon as possible.
If you fear that your roof has suffered a major blow and has suffered a rain roof leak caused by the wind, it's probably time to call the professionals. One of the most common signs of wind-caused rain roof leaks is the lack or damage of shingles is a sure sign that you need a roof replacement. Rain can contribute to roof damage in several ways, but it often poses the most significant threat when the roof already has some minor damage to start with. Unfortunately, no matter how good your roof is, rain damage can sometimes occur due to a fundamental design defect in the roof.