April showers bring May flowers, right? Tne of the main functions of a roof is to keep rain and moisture out of your home’s attic. As spring approaches in the Connecticut area and the amount of rain storms begins to amplify, it becomes especially important to ensure that your roof is ready to withstand mother nature. The last thing you want is rain damage on your roof. The expert roofers here at Paolino Roofing are ready to help get your roof into tip top shape before the spring storms arrive.
Here are some of the ways that rain can cause damage to your roof, and how our experienced roofing experts can help prevent damage from occurring in the first place.
The kinds of harsh freeze-thaw cycles that occur here in New England in the winter and spring can cause cracks to form on your roof. Spring freezing rains can quickly saturate your roof before it solidifies into ice, which then causes the roof to expand and crack. A cracked roof provides the perfect opportunity for rain moisture to seep into the attic, causing leaks, water damage, and mold.
During particularly heavy rain storms, your roof can develop what is known as curling or buckling shingles. This is from the constant stress of the rain. When the shingles become weak, they create bare spots in the roof where rain seeps in and causes damage.
Related to leaks and cracked tiles, damaged shingles can wreak havoc on your roof. One of the primary ways in which shingles become damaged is by absorbing excessive moisture that often comes from rainfall. During a windstorm, rain-weakened shingles can be pulled right off of your roof, leaving your home exposed to further damage. If you notice any curling or buckling in your shingles, do not hesitate to call Paolino to check it out.
Mold and Wood Rot
After a rainstorm, damaged tiles can remain moist for day. This is a recipe for mold and rotting wood to be created. Mold that begins to grow on your roof can then spread to the inside of your house, on furniture and carpets, causing infections to you and your family. Instead of climbing up to your roof and handling the problem yourself, have an experienced roofing company take a look.
Ice dams are a phenomena that occur when a dam of ice collects around the eaves of your house. Effectively blocking water from running down the surface of your roof. Here in frigid Connecticut, this is a problem that continues into the spring. When it rains on a roof that is already covered in ice.