The first day of spring is upon us at last, and winter’s cold is gradually being replaced with spring buds as the world turns green once more. However, rain can be just as detrimental to a residential roof as snow and ice dams. Staying on top of roof repair issues can help make your roof last longer down the road. That’s why it’s important to check your roof’s integrity after strong storms or heavy rains.
At The Construction Group in Minnesota, our roof maintenance experts can help you protect your roof from damage from one season to the next. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the impact of April rains on your residential roof and discuss the repair process.
Assessing Shingle Damage
The main impact of heavy rains on your roof takes the form of wear and tear on your shingles. Spring storms can bring a combination of weather that together take a serious toll on your roof. Strong winds and hail can pull shingles off of your roof or damage their integrity.
Heavy or constant rain can exploit any minor problems with your shingles and cause them to worsen. Water leaking into your roof deck can damage the structural integrity of your roof or your home’s interior. It can also cause mold or mildew to proliferate inside your home, creating health problems for its occupants.
Additional Roof Damage
In addition to shingle damage, residential roofs can face additional damage due to the natural structure of a sloped roof. In areas where the roof’s components meet, moisture can collect. This is more likely to happen when there are problems with a roof’s gutter system.
Over the fall and winter, gutters can clog, creating drainage problems and causing water to run back onto the roof system. Homeowners also often overlook broken, damaged, or bent gutters, all of which can add to problems on your roof. In addition, damaged or poorly installed gutters can create foundation damage by causing rainwater to pool on the ground.
Here are a few signs your roof has rain damage:
● Water stains on your walls or ceiling
● Mildew smells inside your home or attic
● Broken shingles
● Missing shingles
Call The Construction Group for Your Roof Repair Services
If you live in the Twin Cities area and you’re concerned about the condition of your roof, don’t put off a professional roof inspection. Identifying weak areas on your roof early can help you avoid the early need for roof replacement services.
Contact our roof inspectors at The Construction Group in Woodbury for your seasonal roofing maintenance. Speak with our residential roofing contractors at 651-731-5857 or contact us for your free quote.