April Showers.. How Will It Affect My Roof?

We all know April showers bring May flowers, but how does the rain take a toll on your roof? Excessive rain can cause challenges for your roof’s structural integrity. Let’s look into how it can affect your roof: 

Leak and Water Damage
Heavy rain can cause leaks that may result in water damage. If your roof has any vulnerabilities, such as missing shingles or compromised flashing, excessive rain can seep through causing water damage to your ceilings, walls, and insulation.

Gutter Overload
Prolonged rain can overwhelm gutters, causing water overflow and potential damage to your roof. Regular gutter maintenance helps prevent clogs and water accumulation. 

Weight on the Roof Structure
Rainwater adds weight to your roof, especially when it’s absorbed by materials like saturated insulation or pooling on flat roofs. While roofs are designed to bear this load, excessive rain over an extended period can stress the structure.

Moss and Algae Growth
Spring showers create the perfect environment for moss and algae to thrive on your roof. The combination of moisture and warmer temperatures causes it to grow quickly. Regular roof cleanings can help prevent it from spreading and save your roof’s integrity.

We want to help you make sure your roof can handle any type of weather, all year around. Give us a call today or visit our website to schedule a roof inspection and maintenance!