It’s important for homeowners to understand the effects of weather on their roofs.
No matter what part of the world you are in, weather is a constant. As a homeowner, it’s smart to pay close attention to what the weather is doing and how it might affect your roof. If you haven’t already, check out our last blog to learn about a few of the effects of weather and how to spot the damage, and keep reading to learn more.
Rain itself probably won’t damage your roof, but if your roof has any weaknesses due to wind, heat, a lack of maintenance or anything else, rain can leave you with roof leaks. Even the smallest crack in your roof could cause far-reaching damage, especially if you don’t catch the leak right away.
How do you spot rain damage?
Roof leaks are notoriously hard to spot, which is one of the reasons why they are such a big problem. While a small leak won’t be a big deal at first, over time, it becomes much bigger and causes much more serious issues. Here are a few signs of a roof leak to watch out for: curling or buckling shingles, lost shingles, mold or algae, damaged flashing, roof rot, water spots on the ceiling and loose granules in your downspouts and gutters.
Hail is a serious problem, and that’s true no matter what type of roof you have. Hail causes fractures in varying sizes to form on your roof, and over time, this can have a weakening effect on the entire roof. As small cracks caused by hail get bigger over time, it can cause entire sections of your roof to tear or even fall off, leaving your roof vulnerable to extensive damage.
How do you spot hail damage?
Because hail can cause such serious damage to your roof, it’s imperative that you get your roof inspected after every hailstorm. Some signs of hail damage to watch out for include broken or missing shingles, asphalt granules in the gutters and signs of damage to other areas of your property, like the gutters and fences. If the hail damaged your fence, then there’s a good chance that is also damaged your roof.
Get your roof professionally inspected on a regular basis.
We hope that this blog shed some light on what kind of damage the weather can cause on your roof, and gave you some insight into how to spot that damage. However, even the most well-intentioned homeowners don’t have the same skill or experience the experts have, and even if you know what you’re looking for, roofing damage is not always easy to spot. That’s why it’s important to have your roof regularly inspected by a professional. Get your roof professionally inspected once or twice a year, and after especially bad storms.
Turn to J. Adams Roofing for repairs and inspections in St. Augustine.
If you think your roof may be damaged because of weather or anything else, don’t wait to get the roof repair you need. At J. Adams Roofing, we can help you with all of your roofing needs in St. Augustine, from inspections to repairs and replacements.