Hazards Of Rain Damage

Owning a home can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime. Not only does it provide a safe place for you, your family, potential pets, and all other belongings, but the equity earned offers another beneficial factor down the road. Whether you plan on retiring there, passing it along to future generations, or simply selling at a later date to perhaps downsize and enjoy your golden years elsewhere – the time spent under a single roof can offer memories which will last a lifetime. For many, their families grow there, holidays are spent decorating for different occasions, and multiple other life events occur with the backdrop remaining consistent – a loving home.

However, something that offers so much joy can unfortunately also cause a headache with the amount of work needed in order to keep everything functioning and working properly. Depending on the age of your current residence, there may be some components which need attention in order to ensure a lifetime of positive experiences. Even those elements which will last far into the future with proper upkeep, such as hardwood floors or natural stone countertops, require some amount of periodic maintenance in order to sustain the test of time. While a roof will last various amounts of time, depending on the construction material, the same upkeep and inspections are required in order for it to continually provide sufficient coverage and protection. On average, many roofs will provide this ample barrier for approximately 25-30 years. While not a lifetime, it is still a significant timespan and one that should be appreciated when considering different construction materials and companies. 

One thing which may shorten this time of quality coverage is an abundance of rain. Yes, a roof is designed to protect you and your home from the outside elements, but significant amounts of rain can have a degrading impact on your roofs materials. The consistent exposure to water, in addition to how a roof and attic ventilation work together in order to create air flow measures and help reduce moisture, may complicate the issue. Following are some signs to look out for and additional damages which may be caused by too much rain or exposure to moisture from your roof.


Undoubtedly, should you notice a leak within your home then the first place to check is overhead. Depending on where the water is coming from, chances are that there has been some breach in the exterior roofing material. It is, however, important to trace the flow because depending on how your roof is constructed, the water may be flowing down other materials before reaching the ceiling and may not simply be coming from directly overhead.


If water isn’t constantly dropping down, in the event of a leak, then a stain may begin to appear on the ceiling of your home. The end result of increased moisture and a by product of water build up, finding the cause of any stains which gradually appear overhead is critical to protecting your home. Unfortunately, in the event of a stain appearance, it is likely that something has been awry for quite some time and requires immediate attention in order to resolve the ongoing issue.

Wood Rot

Repeated exposure to moisture could also cause wood rot within the rafters of your home or decking used underneath the shingle layer of a home. This occurrence significantly reduces the integrity of a structure and could cause other major issues, including collapse, or a hole. Understanding the signs of a hidden problem such as wood rot can go a long way in helping to avoid any major set back. In addition, proper periodic roof inspections can help to reveal any potential for this to become an issue after repeated rain or water exposure.

Buckling or Curling

Another issue which may arise after repeated rain exposure is shingles buckling or curling. In the event that you notice any of these issues during a routine inspection or simply by viewing the damage from ground level, an immediate expert opinion and repair is warranted. Not only are these damages possible from rain and moisture exposure, but improper installation or simply placing roofing material in multiple layers can all be potential causes. For these reasons, it is important to constantly review the integrity of your roof and ensure that your home remains protected now and well into the future.

Missing Shingles

Hard rains are often associated with high winds which can cause shingles to go missing from the roof. If this occurs, the next probable step will be some type of water breach into the home. Whether noticed by an appearing stain on the ceiling, dripping leak, or from the exterior, getting the damage repaired is a necessity. Far too often individuals put off taking action and the results are even more extensive damage. If addressed immediately, the area in jeopardy may be able to be repaired with a patch in lieu of having to replace the entire roof.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, quality service has been our priority in Denver and the surrounding area for years as we can handle any and all roofing, gutter, or siding needs for your home. Arvada Roofing and Construction has been completing roof and gutter installations, evaluations, and multiple other exterior household projects or associated services for nearly two decades. Their highly trained experts can provide an estimate on any repair, remodel, or now construction project, if needed, as well as any inspection you wish to have completed. Should you find yourself in a situation where you are concerned about the effectiveness of your gutters, roof, or already have an issue, we are here to help. Our certified and extremely knowledgeable staff is available to handle any construction or roofing job and provide a variety of other services such as seamless guttering systems, or any potential damage analysis thought to be caused by severe weather for the purposes of insurance reporting. Contact us today online or call 303-432-2753 for your free estimate on any of the above mentioned projects!

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