What Roof Repairs Are Needed After The Rain Season Has Ended?

The rainy season can be tough not only on your plans and activities, but even on your house. Especially with strong winds and rain, it can leave your roof in poor condition, enough for it to require some serious repairs.

Ideally, you should be able to get to these issues as soon as possible to prevent them from getting worse, which would translate to bigger expenses. Here are some roof repairs you should anticipate following the rainy season.


Shingles are typically tough and strong, and made to last long. However, even the strongest of materials are subject to wear and tear over time. Especially after being exposed to water, the shingles will become dry, and then shrink over time.

The material weakens, becoming brittle, and so is more likely to get blown off by the wind. When you get missing or dislodged shingles, sections of your roof become more vulnerable and exposed to the natural elements, which could then eventually impact the interior of your house. Of course, you can’t repair what isn’t there anymore, so it’ll just have to be replaced.


If your house features roof tiles instead, you’ll also have to watch out for possible issues with it after the rainy season. In particular, tiles are prone to cracking and getting dislodged. A professional will tell you that if the cracked tiles are damaged by as much as 50%, then you might as well get a full replacement. 

The other issue you’ll have to watch out for with roof tiles is the underlayment system. Contrary to popular belief, tiles are not waterproof. In fact, they are pretty absorbent, thanks to their porous nature. So, when tiles absorb water over time, they get heavier, and this weight can inevitably impact the overall structure of the roof. That’s why you need to get this checked as soon as possible.

Roof Decking

Heavy exposure to rain can lead to rotted decking without proper management and prevention. That is why roof decks should be properly sealed and waterproofed. Exposure to rainwater can’t be helped, especially during the season, but it doesn’t have to cause huge problems for you and your home in the long run. Without immediate repair or replacement, rotted decking might lead to bigger structural issues for your home, including a caved-in roof, mold and mildew growth, insulation failure, and more.


Last but not least, you need to check on your roof flashing. This is a very important component of your roofing system, as this helps prevent leaks into your home. Roof flashings are typically installed in sections of the roof where water could get inside the home, such as windows, chimneys, skylights, and more. 

Typically, flashing issues occur when they are not installed correctly in the first place. And just like everything else, flashing is also subject to typical wear and tear. A roofing professional can help identify issues and prevent them from getting worse, which will save you a whole lot of trouble.

So don’t wait for your roof to fall apart before you act. Get in touch with a roofing professional as soon as the rainy season ends to make sure you’re addressing the issues that need to be addressed.