April 10, 2015 : Roof Maintenance Tips During the Rainy Season

Roof Maintenance Tips During the Rainy Season

In some cities, the rainy season can last months on end. Unfortunately, this kind of rainy weather can be destructive when it comes to your roof. If you live in a rainy weather city, take a look at the maintenance tips below.

Cleaning & Treating

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned and treated every 3-5 years. It is best to hire a professional roofer not only for safety reasons, but to ensure the job is done right. In fact, many roofers will offer cleaning and treatment services along with inspections. If you insist on doing this yourself, make safety your first priority. We recommend the Thorogood Roofer’s Shoe to help avoid slips and falls!

Regular Inspections

Regular, professional roof inspections are the best route to go when it comes to your roof. A well-qualified roofer should inspect your roof at least once every year. However; in rainy climates, regular spring and fall inspections are highly recommended. Your roofer will look for signs of leaks and decay, torn shingles, damage to fixtures, gutters and flashing.

Environmental Maintenance

During the fall and winter months, trees can pose a significant risk to your roof. Not only do falling leaves collect on your roof and rot, but rain, snow and wind storms can also cause overhanging tree branches to crack and fall on your roof. Tree debris should be removed from your roof and overhanging limbs should be pruned to prevent damage.


Proper ventilation is also important for maintaining a roof in rainy climates. Poor ventilation is one of the leading causes of premature decay. You should carefully monitor indoor temperature changes during the winter and summer months. Unusually hot or cold internal temperatures during summer and winter are big signs of poor ventilation.

In Conclusion

While taking care to ensure proper roof maintenance throughout the year will protect your roof and extend its lifespan, the reality is that roofs in rainy climates tend to require more repairs. Furthermore, roofs in rainy weather areas will likely need to be replaced sooner than those found in areas with less inclement weather. What are you waiting for? Get your roof checked today!