Your Roof has Enemies! Heat, Wind and Rodents

Roof Maintenance,Roof Repair

Having a roof over your head that you can rely on to protect your family from the outside elements is extremely important and often times are taken for granted. At Rainy Day Roofing, we are proud to exist as our area’s elite residential and commercial roofing contractor. 

We are certified by the top shingle manufacturers in the country, including GAF and Owens Corning. Contact us today to learn about our workmanship and manufacture warranties. 

Extreme Weather Conditions

It goes without saying that high winds, strong storms, and hail have the potential to cause severe structural damage to your roof. As a matter of fact, they can lift or break shingles, which creates open patches in the external layer of your roof. As a result, water will be able to flow through the cracks, promoting moisture buildup within the roof.

That being said, you should regularly check your roof for cracks, holes, and missing shingles, particularly after serious storms. Remember that preventive maintenance can help avoid leaks, mold, rot, and other consequences of unwanted moisture. 


Any surface that’s exposed to heat, sun, and UV radiation for too long will suffer wear and tear. That also applies to your roof, which has to withstand these conditions for years on end. Over time, direct sunlight will cause the shingles to crack and decay. As a consequence, your roof structure will become vulnerable to damage and distortion. 

So don’t wait for the first signs of damage — make sure to get a professional roof assessment regularly in order to avoid unpleasant surprises. 


Trees are one of the most common causes of roof damage. For instance, weak branches can get broken by strong winds and end up hitting your roof. If that happens, your roof’s shingles could get damaged, increasing the chance of leaks. Additionally, if a tree branch is too heavy, it can compromise the structure of your roof. 

Therefore, it is essential to keep nearby trees nicely trimmed and get rid of any hanging branches. And don’t forget to clean out leaves or other tree-related debris that might clutter your drains and gutters. 

Rodents Nesting

The pests found in and around homes can be a serious problem for homeowners who have solar panels. These pesky critters include birds, rodents such as gophers, or voles that chew through wires insulation mesh while leaving droppings on your property’s installation site which could lead to long-term damage if not dealt with quickly enough! Rodents can also nest under regular solar shingles which can leave a large space between the roof and the solar shingles.

Ridding yourself from these creatures should start by getting rid of any food sources (nuts) they may use when feeding nearby – this includes removing tree branches; securing all merchantable items at least 8 feet off ground level so insects don’t come into contact with them during rainstorms, etc.; sealing up cracks along foundation walls where moisture tends to gather.


The wind can cause shingles to blow off the roof deck, which leads not only to leaks but also to other interior damage. Damaged roofs may be difficult for homeowners to identify without professional assistance; this is why you always want a contractor checking your home’s status when there are strong winds outside!

Contact Rainy Day Roofing Today

No matter how hard you try, it’s likely that your roof will experience problems at some point during its life. When that happens, it’s important to inspect and repair it before more damage occurs. 

Luckily, Rainy Day Roofing is here to help! Our team is able to find and fix any forms of damage that your roof might have. We also make sure that your roof is in great shape for many years to come, so you don’t have to worry about recurring issues. 

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