If you’ve been living in Maryland for the past two months, you probably received a lot of rainfall.. According to Maryland’s state website, July and August are two peak rainfall months. So, if you are a homeowner, then it is important for you to know what damage a heavy rainfall may have caused to your roof. Here are the most common problems that a homeowner may witness after a heavy rainfall in Maryland.
If a storm has struck your city, then the roof of a house is what gets damaged first. The heavier the rainfall, the more likely damage is to occur. Tiles placed on the roof may crack and the water will start seeping through them. Also, the water running through those cracks will further worsen the damage. After the rainfall, any cracked tiles should be replaced as soon as possible.
The Mold Problem
After the rainfall is over, the tiles, if they have developed cracks and have soaked up water, will remain moist for days. This will trigger the growth of mold on the roof of your house. This mold can also then penetrate and grow in your house, in furniture, and carpets causing serious infections to your pets and infants. No need to climb up the roof and deal with it yourself – that would be a dangerous task. Instead, you should seek professional roofing maintenance services.
Roofs that have shingles are better at protecting from rainwater from entering the inner surface of the roof. But heavy rainfall and howling winds can pull these shingles off from the roof thereby leaving the roof of your house exposed to harsh climate conditions. Soon after the rainfall is over you should get your roof inspected by contacting a professional inspector in order to guarantee that there is no damage done to the shingles. In some rare cases, your roof can also get damaged by lightning and would need an immediate repair.
If you live in Maryland and the roof of your house was affected by the recent heavy rainfalls, then you should contact Alternative Roofing to fix the damage. We’ve been providing commercial and residential roofing installation, maintenance and repair services to the residents of Maryland for over a decade. Want to know more about us? Visit our official website or contact our customer relationship officer at (410) 489-9000 for requesting a free onsite estimate.