Colorado weather can be unpredictable, especially in the springtime. Between late season snow, which tends to be very wet and heavy, and those lovely hail storms that love to strike out of nowhere, you need to be on the lookout for potential roof repairs before they become serious problems.
Spotting a roof leak is more difficult than other kinds of damage because the spot where a stain appears isn’t necessarily the spot where the hole is. Here are a few tried and true tips for nipping a leak in the bud.
Missing, Buckling, or Curling Shingles
If you have a safe way to do so, performing an annual visual inspection of your roof can help to identify missing or damaged shingles that could allow water into your home. It also If you don’t feel comfortable getting up onto your roof to look for problems, the residential roofing experts at Schroeder Roofing are always available to help.
Algae and Mold
Colorado is an arid climate, so it’s unlikely that algae and mold will be a problem, but it’s still a good idea to keep an eye out for it during annual inspections. Although it’s not necessarily bad for your shingles, spotting this type of growth could indicate other problems.
Damaged flashing can occur on a new roof that wasn’t installed properly, or on an old roof that’s starting to dry and crack. Damaged flashing allows water into your house, so it’s important to get it repaired right away. In most cases, it can be done without replacing the entire roof!
This problem occurs when shingles, typically those made with organic materials, are allowing moisture to seep into your roof mat.
Excessive Granule Loss
If your home has asphalt shingles, it’s normal for them to shed some granules as they age. If you’ve noticed clumps of granules in your gutter system, it could mean that it’s time for a roof replacement.
Worried that you’ve got a leak? Contact Schroeder Roofing for a free roof repairs inspection today!