Your roof can protect you from rain getting into your home but if you don’t maintain it, rain can have seriously damaging effects. Here are 4 ways rain can wreak havoc on an improperly maintained roof.

Stains

A rain-damaged roof can lead to water collecting inside your home. From this you may notice some stains on your ceiling. If you see stains, this is a red flag that it’s time to call your roofing contractor as soon as possible. A professional roofer can assess the damage and determine the source of the leak and cause of the water damage.

Leaks

Your roof is a workhorse when it comes to protecting your home but it’s not invincible. Over time, shingles may curl or buckle which will leave your roof vulnerable. These bare spots are prime locations where rain can leak in and cause damage.

Cracks

Rain in the spring isn’t the only thing to worry about. Rain during the winter months can go through a freeze-thaw cycle that can cause damaging cracks in your roof. Also, freezing rain is likely to quickly saturate your roof which can lead to expansions and cracked. Cracks, of course, are a perfect entry for nasty leaks.

Wood Rot or Mold

Your roof may have flashing which is a material professional roofers will use to keep water from saturating roof joints. Continued moisture creates the ideal conditions for rotting wood and mold. It’s very important to properly maintain these areas to prevent situations like wood rot and mold from happening causing you greater expense in the future.

These are just a few ways rain can be unfriendly to your roof. The key is to be prepared and make sure that you keep up on the maintenance of your roof. If you aren’t getting regular maintenance or you haven’t had your roof inspected in a while, the time is now to call in a professional. Quality Exteriors is here to help! Call us today for your inspection before it’s too late.

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