Rain is essential for life but can also be devastating for your roof. As a homeowner, you may not think about your roof until something goes wrong. Unfortunately, rain can cause various problems for your roof, leading to costly repairs or even roof replacement. From leaks to mold growth, the effects of rain on your roof can be significant.
Your roof is the first protection from the elements. Sometimes tiles can protect your home for decades. The effects of heavy rain can cause tiles to crack and erode over time. Water can seep through your roof, causing a host of problems.
Heavy rain can cause cracks and breakage in your tiles. It could also cause your tiles to loosen and fall apart. This will also cause roof bareness, which allows water to flow into your home, causing extensive water damage.
Once water penetrates your tiles, it can start to soak the roof joints and wooden structure of your roofing system. The ideal conditions for wood rot are created by prolonged exposure to moisture.
Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew can develop in your roof’s rafters and attic space. This can cause a bad odor and damage to the rest of your house.
Heavy rainfall can cause damage to guttering and roofline products. The most important part of a roof is the guttering. It collects water from the trough and channels it away from the foundations.
If the guttering is damaged, water will run down exterior walls and build up around your home’s foundations. This can lead to extensive structural damage to your entire house.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Clearwater Roofing Contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.