One of the primary goals of a roof is to protect your building from heavy rain. However, if you are expecting a very rainy season, you will need to make sure that your roof is adequately prepared for heavy rain.
Repair Your Roof
If you have your roof inspected, you may be able to determine if it will be able to hold up against a strong rainstorm. The roofing contractor might recommend that you have repairs made to your roof and you should strongly consider it because a damaged roof can fail suddenly in a strong rainstorm. You will want to inspect your roof for leaks and you should also check the surrounding gutters to make sure that there are no clogs.
Consider Installing a Metal Roof
If you need to replace your roof, you may want to replace it with a metal roof. This is because this type of roof is one of the most durable. You might think that a metal roof might corrode in heavy rain, but most metal roofs have a special protective coating or are made out of a type of metal that is resistant to corrosion caused by moisture.
Repair or Replace Your Gutters
Gutters play an important role in protecting your home from heavy rain by carrying water away from the roof. When a home does not have gutters or has gutters that are in bad condition, your home will experience water infiltration, and the wall insulation might become damaged. There might be cracks in your foundation. Your home might also begin to suffer from mold and mildew.
You might also experience other problems such as standing water near your house, water stains on your siding, areas of your yard becoming flooded, and damage to your landscaping. With gutters installed, you will be able to carry water away from your roof and direct it to where you want to go.
Drain Your Flat Roof
Another type of drainage you'll want to protect your home from heavy rain is draining the rain that is found on flat roofs. While many homes have sloped roofs, the homes that have flat roofs will need the roof to have a slight pitch so that the water travels to a nearby drain. Then, the water can be carried away from the roof so that it doesn't cause damage.
Regardless of the type of roof you have, if you speak with a professional roofing contractor, they will have ideas for how to protect your roof from heavy rain.