3 Most Common Roofing Problems You May Experience
Your roof is on-call 24/7 protecting your home from the elements. Over time it can start to wear down the integrity and foundation of your roof. It’s important to monitor & watch-for some of the most common roofing problems that effect homes. In this article, we will discuss some of the most common pressing problems that we see Denver homeowners having to deal with as their roof ages, and sets off flags it may be near the end of its useful life.
Missing or Broken Shingles
Is your roof missing shingles after a recent storm passed through? Missing shingles are one of the most common issues that we see on storm-damaged roofs. Gusting winds can lift your shingles clear off your roof, or break your roof’s seal. Shingles are sealed to be held in to place, but as the sealant fails, shingles can loosen. Wind gusts can catch your shingles during a powerful thunderstorm, or bruise your shingles during an intense hail storm. In either case, it is important to have a roofing inspection because these are two reasons your roof may leak.
Leaks or Water Stains Developing on Your Ceiling
The most obvious indicator that there may be something wrong with your roof is water leaking into your home. While missing or broken shingles are important to repair because they could lead to leaks, water dripping into your interior is an advanced stage, indicating that there is a problem that needs to be repaired immediately before it worsens.
While tarping a leaky roof is possible to prevent worsening water damage from future storms, it is important to pin-point the leak spot. This is a good reason to go into your attic to look for any holes, as well as going on the roof to see if there are gaping holes or missing shingles that water is entering your home through. A leak into your home does not always necessarily mean it is coming from your roof, but a professional roofer can help you to know for sure.
Granules in Your Gutters
Your asphalt shingles are constructed with granules on them to protect them from the sun’s powerful UV rays. This protects them from wearing down from exposure to the sun’s heat. Over time, granules will begin to fall off and shed as the shingles age. As these granules fall off, your shingles are more prone to damage from the sun, causing them to crack from becoming so brittle. This can also happen after a hail storm when a hail stone dislodges the granules from your shingles – causing your roof to prematurely break down earlier than its normal lifecycle.
A good indicator is if your gutters are filling up with granules. If your gutters and downspouts are overflowing from granules and debris, it may be an indicator that there is something wrong with your roof. The best course of action is to have a professional Denver roofer come out to take a look, and identify whether your gutter problems are related to the roof.
Trust Your Roof To The Best Denver Roofers
If you are noticing any of these roofing complications, call us today for a free storm damage roofing inspection. We provide next day roofing inspections, and can help you honestly assess the condition of your roof, and whether roof repairs or a full roof replacement is necessary. We serve the Greater Denver metropolitan area, and are skilled in many types of roofs, including asphalt shingles, metal, slate and tile! For more information, check out our website www.bestcoloradoroofing.com.