How Bad Weather Can Be Bad for Your Roof
The roof on your home in Gig Harbor, Tacoma, and Silverdale have likely seen their fair share of inclement weather. But how do rain, hail, wind, and temperature shifts impact your roof? Let’s learn more.
You either love or hate our rainy weather, and your roof is meant to protect your home from the rain. But over time, our consistent rain can cause damage. Especially if you don’t consistently maintain your roof.
To combat the effects of rain, maintenance is key. Be sure you keep the moss off your roof and your gutter clear. If you need a little guidance on how to keep your roof well maintained, we have tips on bother summer and fall maintenance.
Hail isn’t prevalent here, but it does occur every so often, and when it does, it can be terrible for your roof.
There’s not much you can do to protect your roof, so the best approach is to make sure you do a thorough inspection after the storm. You should look for cracked or damaged shingles and make sure they are fixed right away.
While we don’t have hurricane-force winds here in the Pacific Northwest, our windstorms can be pretty relentless. Strong winds combined with rain can cause your roof to deteriorate faster. The wind can rip off shingles and can loosen your tiles or gutter system.
After a strong storm, you might not see any damage to your roof, but that doesn’t mean it’s not there. If you had tree branches fall, this is a good indication that the wind was strong enough to weaken shingles. For this reason, a professional inspection is always a good idea. Give us a call, we can make sure you keep the weather outside.
What Can you do?
The weather will affect your roof over time. There is no way around that.
Your best defense is to routinely inspect your roof for damage, and have any damage repaired right away.
And if you need a professional, we are just a call away and are happy to help!