How Mother Nature Can Affect Your Roofing System

A thunderstorm above rooftops

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Rough weather is nearly upon us! With Summer in full swing, and Fall and Winter up next, it is important to be prepared for the next weather rolling in. In this blog, we will look ahead to how weather can affect your roofing system.

When you are outside and are caught by unpleasant weather, your first instinct may be to seek shelter in your dry and warm home. This works great, however, until you notice raindrops coming through the ceiling! Mother nature is full of surprises, and it’s best to keep your roofing in check to avoid any possible disasters in the future. Here we will list how mother nature affects your roofing system, so you know what to keep an eye for to prevent further damage from occurring.


The leading contributor to roof damage is rain. With long periods of rain, water can find the tiniest cracks or holes in your shingles and will seep through, causing rot, mold, and mildew. It is essential to look for water spots in your ceiling as this can be a clear sign that water is not getting deflected by your roof as it should.


Although not as common as rain, hail is still something that can cause heavy damage to your roof. Depending on the size and weight of the hail, the damage caused can lead to cracking and wearing down of your shingles. You can count on Just Leaks to look at your roof after hail to inspect and assess any damage caused. 


Several elements of mother nature can cause your gutter to get clogged. It is essential to have your gutters cleaned as failure to do so can cause flooding, algae and moss, and further roof damage. We recommend having your gutters cleaned at least twice a year.


Light winds will not cause much damage, if any at all, to your roof. However, high winds that usually come from storms can cause uplifting and ripping of your shingles. The heavy wind can cause vulnerability for rain and snow as the water would easily slip through the cracks.

Whether you noticed damage or leaking yourself or experienced any of the weather events above and want an inspection made, Just Leaks in San Jose, CA, will offer exceptional and professional work that will surely leave you feeling satisfied and relieved from any worry. Visit our website https://justleaks.com or give us a call today at 408-249-4646 to request an estimate!

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