Even if you have a brand new roof, or you get your roof taken care of on a regular basis, there is always the chance that your roof will leak during highly severe weather.

It is pretty common for homes in Florida to only leak during severe weather, especially hurricanes, but be completely fine soon after the storm passes.

In this blog, you will learn why your roof only leaks sometimes, and what you should do about it.

Here at ProCraft Exteriors, we provide top-notch roofing services for our community, and we are available around the clock to come to check out your roof and evaluate damages.

If your roof leaking is major and causing a lot of damage, please call us right away at (239) 288-2677 and we will help you quickly.

Now, if your current roof condition isn’t in need of emergency attention, keep on reading.

Why Your Roof Leaks During Hurricanes

During hurricanes, horizontal rain often happens, and unfortunately, roofs are usually only made to prevent damage from vertical rain (even if it is really heavy).

Horizontal rain caused by extreme winds can much more easily get in between shingles, causing leaks that typically only last during the storm, but it is not totally uncommon for it to continue leaking after the storm ends. 

However, it is important to keep an eye on these leaks from horizontal rain because these leaks will just cause more damage over time, and will then be more expensive to get repaired.

Why Your Roof Leaks During Typical Storms

As for regular thunderstorms that have normal (not horizontal) rain, if your roof is leaking as a result of those, that is a tell-tale sign that your roof is either outdated or was initially installed poorly.

A lot of the time with these leaks, it’s that your shingles are broken and are allowing rain to soak through, or your gutters are too clogged to hold enough rain.

Very small leaks during storms are normal, but major leaks during storms are not normal and should get inspected immediately.

Get Your Roof Inspected

Now that you know why your roof only leaks sometimes, it is best to play it safe and call a trusted roofing contractor to assess your roof and see if any maintenance needs to be done.

If you ignore your roof leaks for too long, your home could become extremely dangerous for you and your family to live in.

If you are in the Marco Island area, consider reaching out to us here at ProCraft Exteriors. 

We will come to your home and assess your roof at no cost to you, and we will always be honest about what will be best for your roof.

To reach out to us, our phone number is (239) 288-2677, and we are available around the clock to ensure that your home is safe for you and your family.