Roofing Damages Cause by Spring
As we move further from winter, the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer. No one wants to worry about roofing damage in the spring, but there are many things that can affect your roof as the weather warms. Without a proper repair, small roofing problems can easily escalate to larger and more expensive repairs. It’s a great idea to keep an eye out for damage, and an even better idea to get a roofing inspection in the spring. Either way, watch out for the top spring roofing damage that may affect your roof.
Damage from Trapped Moisture
Plants start to regrow during the spring, which will end up in plant matter falling onto your roof and into your gutters. If your gutters weren’t properly cleaned, then there may be plant matter from the fall still around. All of that combined can trap moisture around your roof from snow and rain. Water, where it doesn’t belong, can do serious damage to your roof. In fact, moisture is the most common cause of all roofing damage. Moisture can also easily exacerbate any damage that already exists on your roof. That’s why it’s so important to repair any damage as quickly as possible.
Damaged or Missing Shingles
Shingles are a roof’s greatest defense against the weather. However, they aren’t invulnerable. Over time, they can take damage themselves and leave your roof vulnerable to the elements. In the winter, the conditions are perfect for shingles to break down. Water freezing and thawing can cause shingles to curl and even crack the shingles. Then, high winds can pull off whole shingles. Without shingles, your roof will start to come apart and can quickly need extensive repairs. Make sure your roof has all of its shingles to keep it protected.
Pests coming out of hibernation, looking for food, or even trying to find a new nest can cause major problems for your roofing. They can try and get into your roof or attic, as it’s a shelter that is usually devoid of humans. Keep an eye out for rodents, insects, and birds trying to stay on or around your roof.
Leaks are a sure sign of major roof damage. A full-blown roof leak means that water is getting through every layer of your roof. That can mean extensive damage if it’s not quickly repaired. If the leak goes on for too long it will get bigger, and can even turn into large sections of your roof needing fixing otherwise they may become a roof. If your roof has an active leak, contact a roofing professional as soon as possible!
The top spring roofing damage is damage from trapped moisture, shingle damage, damage from pests, and active leaks. It can be difficult to find these damages by yourself, so it’s a good idea to get a roof inspection. A trusted professional will be able to safely get onto your roof and assess the damage without trying to lock you into anything. If you need help inspecting the roof of a home, contact us! We believe that Colorado Springs roofing contractors should offer a professional and stress-free service. Hennessey Roofing is an expert at inspecting and installing roofing and will start right away. We have intimate knowledge of all the permits required for roofing projects. Call us today to schedule your free estimate or fill out our contact form and we’ll be in contact shortly!