How Rain Affects Your Roof

Few things are more relaxing than opening up the curtains during a rain storm and listening to the pitter-patter of rain hitting the roof, but if that roof hasn’t been well maintained, you could be in for a bad time.

At Batterbee Roofing, we understand the importance of a quality roofing system as an investment that helps safeguard your home against damage.

A neglected roof can cause big problems for other areas of your home. As the roofing surface deteriorates and begins to leak, water can seep in and begin to destroy everything from the underlying roof structure to your attic’s insulation and even interior drywall. Our job is to ensure that your roof stays in top condition so the rain stays out, and you stay dry.

Here are the top ways that rain can negatively affect your roof.

Leaks

Your roof’s primary job is to protect you and your home from the elements. As a result it takes a lot of abuse, which can result in shingles curling or buckling over time. When this happens, it can create bare spots on your roof where water can seep in and cause damage.

Stains

If water gets into your home and is allowed to sit and collect, you may begin to notice stains on your ceilings. Stains are a symptom of a larger roofing problem, and are a sign that it is time to call a professional as soon as possible.

Wood Rot and Mold

Flashing is used to prevent water from seeping into roof joints, and if it becomes compromised, it puts your home at risk for water damage. Repeated exposure creates the perfect conditions for wood rot and mold to begin taking hold.

Your roof is an investment in the health of your home, and should be treated as such. Whether you’re in need of roofing repairs, or you’re interested in giving your home a fresh look, call the experts at Batterbee Roofing. We’ll work with you and your home to figure out the best method of action to keep your roof sturdy and safe! Call us today for a free consultation at 352-748-6300.

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