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How Heavy Rain Impacts Your Roof

Published on March 14th, 2019

With the bulk of winter behind us, Chicagoland is now experiencing more rain than it is snow. Many of us are welcoming the change with open arms, but hard rainfalls may take a toll on your roof. Make sure to avoid roof repairs in Aurora by educating yourself on rain’s potentially harmful effects.

Rain Wears Down Shingles

Excessive rain storms can result in the shingles on your roof wearing down over time. Rain combined with heavy winds may result in a loss of shingles or moisture seeping through to the underlayment. If too much water leaks into your roof deck, it will ultimately impact the structural integrity of your home. Finally, too much moisture may result in rot and mold, which poses a health risk to you and your family.

Problems with Sloping Roofs

If your roof has slopes, it presents a different handful of challenges compared to flat roofs. Water easily builds up where different parts of the roof connect, which can result in water damage. Clogged gutters or areas of the roof that were not installed properly are also areas where rainwater may cause significant damage.

Protect Your Roof

To avoid roof repairs in Aurora, make sure to know your roof’s weak spots. Our team at Showalter Roofing Service, Inc. can inspect your roof and ensure that it is structurally sound and able to hold up against heavy rainfalls. Plus, our maintenance program is a great way to stay one step ahead of any developing roof problems and protect your home from future damage!

Please call our team at Showalter Roofing Service, Inc. today if you’re in need of a roof repair in Aurora!

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