Whether we like it or not, rain is simply a fact of life. Though certain climates have more rain than others, as a homeowner, it’s always ideal to have an exterior (and especially a roof) that can take anything Mother Nature throws at it. This is especially ideal now, as we move further into spring and those spring showers are becoming more common. Here at Mario’s, we are your trusted roofing experts, and as such, we’ll be answering some frequently asked questions about the relationship between your roof and rain! If that sounds interesting, keep reading below for more information.
How Does My Roof Process Rain?
When it rains, evidently, rain doesn’t just sit on your roof forever – in fact, that would cause problems in and of itself (water damage, etc.) Instead, you’ll notice that rain gradually makes its way off your roof, and this is done with the help of a gutter system. Gutters serve the purpose of collecting rainwater and guiding it away from your roof, transporting it to a downspout, which then carries the water to the ground or the desired area.
Can Rain Damage My Roof?
For most substantial, functional roofing systems, the answer is no. However, if your roofing system is defective, and fails to guide water away from your roof, then your roof may be at risk of water damage. This occurs when water sits idle on your roof for extended periods of time – and with nowhere to go – the water seeps into your roof, causing significant damage to its structure and durability. In some cases, water can make its way to the interior of your home, causing mold and mildew, which can bring about respiratory problems.
How Do I Know If My Roof is Strong Enough?
Typically, you can answer this question by conducting a roof inspection. If your roof isn’t strong enough to handle rain, chances are it is also vulnerable to wind, snow, ice, and other harmful conditions. As such, it’s smart to make the necessary repairs to ensure that your roof can stand tall against Mother Nature – this can include anything from simple repairs to a roof replacement altogether. With the help of a professional roofing contractor, you can help diagnose any issues with your roof and move forward towards the necessary maintenance!
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