April Showers: How Heavy Rain Can Affect Your Roof

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Now that the snow and ice of winter are no longer a threat, you may think you’re in the clear from Mother Nature affecting your roof, however, the rain of spring can also negatively impact your roof. Whether you already knew this but aren’t sure how, or you had no idea that those April showers were affecting your roof, the team at Rutter Roofing is here to help! Here are three ways rain can impact your roof.

It May Weaken Your Home’s Structure
Heavy rainfall can have a serious impact on your home by weakening your roof’s shingles and other elements of a roof. The reason this can be such an issue is because it can lead to water damage that penetrates the roof deck. The result? A weakened roof which can ultimately put your home’s entire structure in jeopardy.

It Can Cause a Sad Situation for Shingles
When a roof is being constantly rained on, it can cause shingles to become worn down, or worse, make them fall off of your roof. When this occurs, your roof becomes more susceptible to moisture seeping into the underlayment. If a roof has worn down shingles, or has areas that are missing them completely, the chances of water seeping into your roof and causing damage increases.

It Could Lead to Interior Issues
If your roof has weakened shingles, worn down roofing materials or is missing these elements altogether, it won’t just affect the exterior of your home—it will also affect the interior of your home. When these elements are missing, it increases the chances of having the water from rain seep through your roof and into your home. This excessive moisture can also cause mold to grow inside of your home, which will not only affect your home’s structure, but it can also affect your family’s health.

Whether you would like to have your worn down shingles replaced, new shingles added where old ones have fallen off or you want to replace your entire roof, the team at Rutter Roofing can help! To schedule your FREE estimate contact Rutter Roofing today!