Your roof is one of the most important aspects of your home’s exterior, helping to keep your home protected from the elements. However, considering it is your home’s primary line of defense against inclement weather, it is important to know how weather deteriorates your roof, and the signs you need to look out for. If you’re interested in learning more about how weather affects your roof, keep reading below for more information!

Wind-Driven Rain

One of the most damaging weather conditions that impacts roofs is rain, particularly wind-driven. Rain is easily the most damaging weather condition for roofs, causing the vast majority of roofing damage. Wind-driven rain in particular is destructive, as it can end up underneath your shingles, and seep into your roof deck, causing major rot damage and damaging the integrity of your roof.

This weather condition can be extremely damaging to typical asphalt shingle roofs, but our team’s rubberized shingles and metal roofing are far more durable than standard asphalt shingles. They are impervious to moisture damage, meaning the material itself will not be damaged by repeated exposure to rain. However, the danger with rain typically isn’t the damage the rain will do to the material itself, but rather the way in which it can seep into your roof deck and cause rot. While both of our roofing options are durable, it is still a good idea to have a roofing professional come and assess the integrity of your roof to ensure there are no hidden leaks you may have missed.

Snow & Ice Dams

Another extremely destructive weather condition that affects plenty of Washington homeowners is snow. Snow can be damaging in a couple of different ways. First of all, if snow accumulates on your roof, the weight of the snow itself can cause damage. However, this would require an extended period of cold in which the snow stays on your roof.

When it comes to snow, the more concerning issue is ice dams. Ice dams form when the heat from your home escapes out of your attic, melting the snow on your roof. This snowmelt then runs down your roof to your gutters where it refreezes and this repeatedly occurs until the ice dam is large enough to back water up onto your roof, causing water to seep into your roof deck and in between your shingles or sheet roofing. If you find that ice dams are building on your home in the winter, you will want to melt the ice from your gutters. There are a variety of methods for melting the ice, from hiring a crew to melt it with machinery, to using calcium chloride.

Contact Us Today

If you’re interested in replacing your home’s roof this summer, our team at Eco Roof Service is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by giving us a call at (425) 250-5557 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roofing needs!