Spring Roof Tips

By April 17, 2013 roofing tips

Spring Roof Tips Colorado: Longer days, green grass, baseball games…Spring is in bloom in Colorado! And that means spring cleaning for many homeowners. This is also the best time to survey your roof for winter damages and prepare for warm-weather storms. The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends, “A checkup on your roof system in the fall and spring will help diagnose potential problems early.” So let Denver Roofer’s Spring Roof Tips keep your roof – and ultimately your home – in tip top shape.

Gutters

Gutters allow water to move away from your roof. This prevents stagnant water from damaging your roof and lengthens the life of your roof.

What You Should Do

  1. Use a secure ladder to survey your gutters for debris. Remove anything you can by hand to make sure that water from wet spring snow and from late spring storms can flow freely.
  2. Assess trees in proximity of your home and determine if branches are too close to your roof. Tree trimming is a proactive step in keeping your roof protected from storm damage.

Shingle Condition

Shingles are the outer layer of your roof and keep your home protected from rain, wind, hail, projectile objects and more. Damaged shingles leave the rest of your roof structure vulnerable and can cause major problems down the road, if not properly take care of.

What You Should Do

  1. Scan your roof from the safety of a ladder. Shingles should have rough granules, which keep your roof protected from heat and exposure. Smooth-looking shingles are damaged and will need to be replaced.
  2. Also look for shingles that are loose, are warped, have missing granules or are completely missing.

Flashing

Flashing are metal strips – located near chimneys, pipes, skylights and valleys – that keep water from penetrating your roof. These areas are especially prone to damage if not properly and securely installed.

What You Should Do

1. Observe the flashing and look for gaps between it and the roof, which may expose seams and joints to water, wind, hail and more.
2. Also look for loose material near flashing and structures.

Inside Your Home

While you’re spring cleaning the inside of your home, make sure to pay attention to internal clues of your roof’s condition. Signs of water damage are a red flag to have your roof inspected by a qualified professional immediately before further damage is done.

What You Should Do

  1. As you dust high fixtures in your home, scan walls and ceilings for discoloration and texture variances.
  2. Pay attention to the air temperature throughout your home and garage. Placing thermometers in several locations can help determine if you should investigate further.

5 More Things To Consider

  1. Inspect near external vents for any signs of wildlife.
  2. Older roofs will need a more thorough checkup and should be observed during strenuous conditions.
  3. It is best to inspect your roof in the morning and after storms.
  4. Never use a pressure washer on your roof.
  5. Always take proper safety precautions when scanning and surveying your roof and nearby structures.

If you identify damage or a potential problem area on your roof, enlist the help of a qualified, professional roofing contractor.


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