How Can Heavy Rain Impact my Roof? ⛈️🏡
Spring is here which means spring showers and rainstorms are on their way. When the sky gets dark and the rain sets into a downpour, have you wondered how these heavy rains can impact your roof? While most rainstorms won't cause issues immediately, sometimes rain can raise awareness of an underlying issue like a roof leak. However, if it rains hard enough for a long period of time, damage can occur. Read on to find out what issues could happen during a heavy rainstorm.
Heavy Rain and Roof Damage
While roof damage is often associated with severe storms involving hail or tornadoes, even just heavy rainfall can cause problems for your roof. The intensity and amount of damage will generally be tied to the current condition of your roof. Therefore, if your roof is already in poor condition, heavy rains could cause it to fail. On the other hand, if your roof is in great condition, heavy rains alone probably won't cause any damage.
Weak spots and cracked tiles or broken shingles create a path in which rainwater can seep through and start leaking into your home. This is a slow process that can happen over time, and become worse if not addressed quickly. The design of your roof can also come into play when determining the cause of a roof leak. Inversions in your roof can lead to the pooling of water. If you have cracked tiles or rusting metal roofing, having a pool of water build-up on your roof can lead to further weakening and eventually a possible leak. In addition, the added weight of water pooling could cause sagging or damage to your roof frame.
In addition to water entering your home, heavy rainfall can cause further damage to already damaged shingles and cracked tiles. Asphalt shingles that have lifted, moved or ripped can be further moved by heavy rain leaving the roof underlayment exposed to water damage. While tiles are designed to withstand water damage (when fully intact and sealed), excessive water running through cracks and gaps can cause progressive damage and weakening. They could break apart from the inside, making them a hazard for future storms. Therefore, it's important after heavy rains and storms to have your roof inspected by a professional roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Call Above & Beyond Roofing for a FREE Roof Inspection!
If you suspect you could have roof damage after a storm this spring, the best thing you can do is give our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks a call! We offer free roof inspections, and our knowledgeable team can detect the extent of your damage and make necessary repairs. We also offer emergency tarping if you experience a leaky roof. Give our team a call for all your roofing needs this spring! No job is too big or too small for our team!