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How Does Rain Actually Damage Your Sugar Land Roof?

Rain may seem harmless to some, and the common belief is that wind and hail cause more damage to your Sugar Land roof than water. The truth is, though, that water can be–and is–just as damaging. Here’s how heavy rainfall can impact your Houston roof and what you can do to protect it.

Heavy Rainfall Outside Of Hurricane Season

Although we may be prone to the heaviest rainfall in the summer and early fall, Houston still gets its fair share of storms and rainfall throughout the entire year. Because of this, the heavy rains are notorious for wearing down your roof, which, depending on the type of shingles installed, should last about 15-20 years before a full Sugar Land roof replacement is necessary. Keep in mind, though, that Sugar Land roof repairs may be necessary before your shingles reach the end of their lifespan. 

What do worn down shingles mean? Well, this means that shingles could fly off, which is further encouraged by Sugar Land roof wind damage. Worn down shingles also mean that rain can easily penetrate your roofing and get trapped between shingles and the underlying decking. Trapped moisture may then rot the entire structure, damage your roof insulation, and create a breeding ground for mold and bacteria, which can put you and your family members at risk.

How You Can Protect Your Home From Sugar Land Roof Damage

Inspection equals prevention. Getting roof inspections at least twice a year is a great way to monitor how exactly certain weather conditions affect your roof. We offer a free roof inspection so we can take a close look at your shingles, gutter system, flashing, and even your attic so we can fully understand the amount of damage your roof has sustained. Following the inspection, we can determine whether you should get Sugar Land roof repairs or a Sugar Land roof replacement. 

In addition to getting roof inspections, we recommend performing proper roof maintenance. This helps ensure easily preventative issues don’t become costly in the long run.

Amstill Roofing Is Here For All Your Sugar Land Roofing Needs

Whether you simply need a roof inspection, some Sugar Land roof repairs, or a full-blown Sugar Land roof replacement, Amstill is eager to help ensure your family’s safety, so please contact us if you suspect your roof has been heavily damaged. 90% of our roofing jobs are completed within a day so you can quickly get back to feeling safe at home.