1 Heavy rainfall can cause damage to the roof due to the water pressure on the surface of the roof. The excess water can seep through the roof and cause leaks.
2 Poor drainage can cause water to accumulate on the roof, leading to damage over time. Water can also accumulate around the foundation of the building, leading to foundation damage.
3 Ice Damming during winter where form along the edge of the roof, causing water to accumulate behind it. This water can seep into the roof, causing damage to the insulation and interior of the building.
4 Wind Damage: Strong winds can cause damage to the shingles on the roof, leading to water penetration and roof leaks.
Common signs of water damage to roofs are:
1 Water Stains on your ceilings or walls are an indication of water penetration in your roof.
2 Peeling Paint on your walls or ceilings can be a sign water penetration.
3 Mold and Mildew growth on your walls or ceilings can indicate water damage in your roof.
4 A Sagging Roof is a sign of significant water damage needing immediate attention.
Preventing water damage to your roof:
1 Regular inspections of your roof helps detect any signs of damage early.
2 Proper ventilation prevents the accumulation of moisture in the attic and roof.
3 Proper insulation prevents heat loss from your building and reduces the risk of ice damming.