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How The Rain Could Damage Your Cypress Roof

As we approach spring, the rainier season is near. As Houstonians, we know all too well that showers can quickly turn to heavier storms here in Cypress. Excessive rain has the potential to damage your roof, so in this blog, we will explain how your roof may become damaged by rain and how Amstill Roofing can help. 

Haven’t Repaired Or Replaced Your Cypress Roof In A While?

If your roof shingles have fallen victim to serious storms–such as hail storms and last year’s hurricane season–and you haven’t replaced them, then chances are they are very weak. You can tell your Cypress roof shingles are weakened if they are missing any granules and/or have buckled. Buckled shingles are those that seem to have dipped in the center, and too many buckled shingles will often cause larger dips within your roof. If your roof is sunken at all, then this allows for rainwater to settle, further weighing them down and weakening them. Not long after this point, you may expect a severe roof leak.

Brittle Cypress Roof Shingles Are More Prone To Weather Damage

Roof shingles feature special oils in them that keep them moisturized and strong, but as they age, they tend to dry out and become brittle. Once in this state, they are more prone to easily cracking and sustaining various types of weather damage–especially now that we have entered the windy hail season.

When it comes to wind damage, your brittle roof shingles may crack from winds that toss debris, such as tree branches or garden decor onto the roof. As for hail roof damage, hailstones are all the more likely to pierce and chip your roof when it’s increasingly brittle.

Cypress Roof Leaks Occur When Your Shingles Aren’t In The Best Condition

Roof leaks are the type of rain damage most homeowners think of. As a result of weakened, brittle shingles, rainwater will much more easily find a way inside your home. Although you will likely not spot a leak right away, it will slowly build up inside your attic and the walls before it finds an opening, such as through a light fixture or a corner. Left unaddressed, this can become costly.

How Our Cypress Roofing Company Can Fix Your Roof If It Has Sustained Rain Damage

Because we know how easy it is for roofs to experience rain damage this season, we are ready to complete any roofing services. Before that, though, we must complete a free roof inspection to see if you should get a roof repair or a roof replacement. Please contact our Cypress roofing company so we can help protect your roof from rain damage.