The Dangers of Roof Damage from Rain Water

There’s nothing quite as enjoyable as summers in Texas, but even while enjoying barbecues and ball games with family and friends, there are some aspects of Texas summers that can lead to trouble in Granbury. Late spring and early summer is the wettest time of year in Texas, and excessive rainfall in the area can lead to roof damage from rain water.

Luckily, GAL-TECH Roofing is here to help you each step of the way and help prevent and repair any issues rain has caused to your home’s roof. If you think you are in need of an inspection, be sure to call us at 817-559-1511 and get a free estimate on us.

Signs of Roof Damage from Rain

After a heavy rain storm, there are a few signs to look out for that will point to roof damage. One of the most obvious and easy to notice signs are leaks.

A leaky roof may seem common and not too big of a deal, however, this is an early sign that more damage can occur. If you notice any leaks in your roof after a rainstorm, be sure to give us a call for an inspection. Sometimes the issue can be simple to resolve, but other times it may be a sign of significant damage and only a professional inspection can shed light into the right course of action.

Another sign of damage is to carefully inspect the condition of your roof shingles. Shingles that are curled, cracked, or discolored, can be a sign of water damage. Also, missing shingles should also be taken note of as this will inevitably lead to increased damage to your roof.

Hidden Dangers of Water Damage

When homeowners think of water damages, especially to their roof, the first thing that comes to mind is discomfort. In extreme circumstances, the thought of a weakened roof can lead to fright about the weakened structural integrity. However, there are a number of lesser known dangers that homeowners should be aware of.

  • Mold and Mildew: Even a small leak in your roof can provide the perfect environment for mold and mildew growth. If not resolved quickly, this can lead to an array of health issues including asthma.
  • Pest Infestations: In addition to creating the perfect environment for mold and mildew growth, a damaged roof can allow openings for pests to enter your home and if there are any leaks, the water will only make your home more appealing.
  • Increased Energy Bills: Holes in your roof aren’t just doorways for pests, but they will allow your home’s heat or air conditioning to escape. There’s no reason you should be trying to cool down the outside of your home, afterall.
  • Structural Damage: Water damage can also cause the wooden structural support to be weakened in your home, and if certain insects have made home, they can feed on the rotting wooden leading to increased structural damage.

Protect Your Home and Family Today!

The best way to protect your home and your family from the danger of roof damage from rain is to take preventative measures to ensure your home is safe before the worst of the rain hits.

Reach out to the experts here at GAL-TECH Roofing at 817-559-1511 for a free quote, and schedule an inspection today!

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