Unseen Ways Water Can Damage Your Roof

Water-damaged roofing is bad news, but if you’re lucky, you’ll notice the water damage right away. It’s the unseen damage that you should worry about. Water has many ways of damaging your roof system that aren’t always obvious at a glance. Here are thee ways water could be damaging your roof without you knowing it.

It Can Seep Past Shingles

Water can sink in between your shingles, especially if a storm has left some shingles missing or curled up at the edges. Once the water gets past this protective layer, it can pool in the decking and insulation beneath. If the problem isn’t corrected, the wood could rot over time, or become moldy.

a picture of a rusted metal surfaceIt Can Cause Rust

The metal parts of your roof, like flashing and gutters, can erode over time due to water exposure. However, the rust might be hidden in spots you can’t see from the ground. In that case, you’ll want a professional to come out and take a look so that you don’t have to take the risk of climbing on top of your home.

It Can Cause Mildew

If you have trees overhanging your roof, and there are places where leaves tend to fall and gather, there is a risk of that spot getting moldy and beginning to rot. Oak leaves are also acidic, so places where they sit in wet clumps are especially prone to damage. Let a trained roofer come and check out your shingles for signs of hard-to-spot mildew.

Rain is a good thing, but if you’ve gotten a lot of it lately, put us to work inspecting and repairing your roof! We’ll gladly assist you with anything you need.