“April showers” may eventually lead to summer storms, and that’s why you have to know how to combat things like wind driven rain, which can cause problems for your roof, and by extension, your home.
Preventing Maintenance Dries up Wind Driven Rain
If you’ve never dealt with wind driven rain before, then you’re lucky. It’s exactly what it sounds like – wind blown horizontally by strong winds, typically during storms – but it can cause more issues than people realize. For instance, since it’s blowing sideways, it may be able to get under overhangs and into areas that it wouldn’t have reached otherwise.
An example of this is if it creeps beneath shingles, skylights, flashing, and more, causing leaks and therefore water damage in the home. It can be difficult to nail down the cause, especially if the homeowner doesn’t notice the type of rain while it’s falling, but the damage will appear and repairs will likely be needed.
Luckily, routine roofing maintenance is the best way to prevent leaks and other storm-related damage from happening in the first place. Even if it has been neglected until that point, getting immediate inspections and repairs done can keep wind driven rain from causing lasting damage.
To have an expert come by and assess your roof for any issues that may have been caused by wind driven rain, or to learn how you can keep it from turning into a problem in the future, get in touch with Cox Roofing. You’ll be able to work with a Baltimore County roofing business that has your best interests in mind and which has over thirty years of experience.
Cox Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing contractor providing residential and commercial roofing services to the state of Maryland, with a particular focus on Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Howard County. We pride ourselves on our personalized service which transforms your property into the residence or business of your dreams. Get in touch for your free estimate today.