Heavy Rain and Roof Damage

Storms are a common occurrence in Florida, and with that comes good amounts of rain. Heavy rainfall can do severe damage to your roof, but more often than not it’s tied to the condition of the roof before the storm actually hits. That’s why looking at your roof periodically for damage or wear is highly advised by our roof repair professionals. In this article, we will lay out the sorts of existing conditions that might mean heavy damage in rainfall.

The overall design of a roof is actually an important issue when discussing rain, because improper locations of inversion can lead to pooling. As the rain falls, it always looks for a way to continue on its path to the ground. If your roof is poorly structured and has areas where rain cannot find an escape, the result will be a pool of rainwater on your roof. When water sits on your roof, it weakens tiles, and ultimately can lead to even worse damage, like cracked tiles.

Cracked tiles do not do well with rain water. While this may not be an earth-shattering observation, it’s still important to know because most homeowners do not know when they have cracked tiles. Water’s ultimate goal is finding a way downward. It will seek out those cracks in your tiles, and that can cause more damage to the structure underneath. Leaks, and other forms of water damage are very common when dealing with cracked tiles. Having an expert roof repair professional look at your roof can mean the difference between having severe water damage, and having a roof with good drainage.

Though rain is a relatively harmless product of stormy weather, it can be incredibly devastating under the right conditions. Make sure that you’ve got a great roof to deal with the upcoming weather in spring. Don’t get caught in poor conditions, and call your roof repair professionals today.

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Michael Gustafson

Michael Gustafson

Gustafson Roofing is a local, family-owned roofing company that has been serving the Boynton Beach, Florida area since 1948. As one of the most experienced roofing contractors in the region, Gustafson Roofing provides a full range of roofing services, from installation of new roofing systems to repairs and maintenance. They are experts in roof replacements, installing various types of roofs, including asphalt shingle, metal, tile, and flat roofs. In addition to reroofing, the company offers roof leak repairs and inspection services to keep clients’ roofs protected. With over 60 years in business, Gustafson Roofing prides itself on quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction.