It goes without saying that your home will be exposed to rain and other weather conditions throughout the year. However, when summer gives way to fall, you can expect more rain to hit the local area.
Understanding how rain can damage your home goes a long way in helping you protect against it. Here are three things to keep in mind:
- Roof deterioration: For example, if your gutters are clogged and rainwater backs up, it increases the risk of an interior leak.
- Siding damage: If water gets behind your home’s siding, it can cause rot and mold if not immediately addressed. Depending on the location and volume of water you may also find moisture entering the interior of your home.
- Foundation leaks: The foundation of your home isn’t designed to keep water on the outside, but that doesn’t always happen. There are many causes of a leaking foundation ranging from cracks to poor drainage to improper grading.
With the fall months on the horizon, now’s the time to think about the many ways that rain can damage your home. This allows you to proactively protect your property, inside and out.
Pond Roofing is an award-winning roofing contractor in Fairfax, VA. We specialize in roofing, siding, window replacement, and door replacement in Fairfax and Arlington, VA. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google.