After a heavy rainfall, you might be concerned about the puddles in your lawn and landscape, but another place you might want to turn your attention is to your roof.

The roof over our heads—that one barrier between us and the open sky and whatever havoc Mother Nature has for us—often needs attention to remain a solid barrier of protection against the wind and rain.

Heavy rains are a surefire way to confirm your roof is leaking. Diligent homeowners should make sure their roof is properly inspected, patched, and always prepared for the worst before they find out the hard way that their roof is compromised.

Here in South Florida, we’re no strangers to heavy rains. One minute the sun is shining and the next, the sky seems like it’s falling.

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Because some damage is hidden and difficult to detect without the proper training and equipment, it is wise to contact a professional roofing contractor for an assessment after a heavy rainfall. Here are 3 reasons to inspect your roof:

Safety First

The best reason to stay on top of potential damages to your roof is the safety and wellbeing of everyone who lives in the home. The roof is protection for you and your loved ones, and you want to be proactive when it comes to keeping up with potential hazards that may result from an unsound roof.

One of the hazards to you or your family is the possibility of mold growth due to water leakage from a damaged roof. Mold growing in your home can cause many physical ailments and allergies. In people who have mold allergy, being exposed to mold (at work, home, or outdoors) causes the immune system to overreact.

Symptoms include cough, itchy, watery eyes, and hives. People who have asthma may experience wheezing and difficulty breathing. To prevent these symptoms, people with mold allergies need to live in an environment that is free of mold—addressing issues in your leaky roof will keep your loved ones safe from a reaction to mold.

Protect The Integrity of the Roof Structure

All too often, a small leak in one room of your home may actually be from a roof issue in another nearby location of your home. It’s important to inspect the source of your roofing leak, or contact a professional roofing contractor to perform a thorough inspection of your roof, before a small hole becomes a big problem. In order to protect the structural integrity of your home, it’s important to keep up on your roof inspection service.

Will You Need to File a Claim?

If you have recently had a heavy rainfall or storm, and you suspect that you may be able to make a claim on your insurance, there are some things you can do directly after the storm to ensure that your claim goes through. One thing is to note the date and time of the storm so that it correlates with local weather reports. Another smart thing to do is to take pictures around your property of the aftermath of the storm.

Conclusion

If you’ve experienced a heavy rain in South Florida, it’s a good idea to contact an experienced roofing company in your area that can come to your home and inspect the roof. If you have any questions or concerns about your roof, contact the team at Kingdom Roofing today.