Southwest Florida’s Rainy Season & The Accompanying Roofing Issues

It’s that time of year again — RAINY SEASON.  While it’s great to sit at home, cuddled in bed, listening to the pitter-patter of raindrops, it’s not so great if you haven’t been properly maintaining your roof through the dry months. In these situations, where home and business owners  haven’t prepared their roof for the rainy months, a whimsically rainy day can quickly turn into a watery nightmare. Lucky for you, our Naples Roof Repair Experts understand that a quality roofing system can help to protect you, your family, your home, and your business.  We work hard to preserve the integrity of our customers’ roofs so it can safely stand up against the elements.

To avoid unnecessary and potentially costly damage to your roof, it’s critical to make sure you’re providing your property with regularly scheduled maintenance checkups. It’s critical to address issues and small leaks before they really become a burden to the budget.  While rooftops are rarely damaged by just rain, existing issues like cracked shingles, missing or broken tiles, and improper installations can potentially cause water to leak into the roofing structure and into your home or business.  If you’re not taking the proper precautions to make sure your roof is at its best condition, heavy rain will undoubtedly cause even more damage.

Our Roof Repair Specialists in Marco Island and elsewhere throughout the state understand that there are a plethora of issues that can be caused by the combination of faulty roofing systems and Florida’s rainy season.  Unfortunately, most home and business owners overlook these issues when preparing for the rain.  We’re here to help shine a little light on the issues that can result from the matchmaking of a faulty roof and the season’s rain.

LEAKS

Your roof works hard to protect your home or business from the state’s watery elements.  With the constant stress, your roof can potentially develop curling or buckling shingles. When high winds are present, shingles can tear of be torn off, leaving the membrane exposed to precipitation. When the shingles on your roof are compromised, bare spots can be created and water can seep through and cause serious damage.

If you’re dealing with a tile roofing system, broken tiles, cracked tiles, collection of debris, and/or a worn or defective membrane can cause water to leak beneath into your home or business.  If pools of water then build up in the area where a tile has slipped or cracked, a leak into the inside of the roof is increasingly likely to happen. While roof tiles can easily be broken when walking on, we don’t recommend you try to identify the specific cause yourself.

WOOD ROT & MOLD

Flashing is a roofing material that can be used to prevent water from seeping into roof joints.  On occasion, these joints do become compromised. That’s where the risk begins!  When these leaks are created and the joints are exposed to constant moisture, the perfect conditions are created for mold and rotting wood.

STAINS

If rainwater makes its way into your home or business, you may start to notice stains on your roof.  These stains are some of the most obvious indications of a roofing issue. Identifying the location of a roof leak can prove difficult to the average eye as roof leaks can travel from the point of impact.  A leak is not always directly above the stain.  Call a licensed roofing contract to help identify and address the point of impact.

Crown Roofing is your trusted friend for all your roofing needs. You can count on us to provide the highest quality of roof repair, re-roof, roof maintenance, or new construction roof for your home or business. There is no job that is too small and no task that is too big. Crown Roofing has offices in Central, South and Southwest Florida. Call us today for a free estimate.