Winter is on the way out of the Colorado Rockies, which means spring is right around the corner. The warmer weather means snow will be replaced by beautiful new growth, but it also means your roof will be at renewed risk for unexpected leaks and maintenance issues. Winter weather can be hard on your roof, but scheduling an inspection with your trusted Denver roof repair contractor can help you stay on top of minor issues before they have a chance to cause serious problems. Here are a few common issues that may cause you to consider scheduling a roof inspection this spring.
Most roofs and roofing products last for 20-30 years, although it depends on various factors such as the quality of the existing roof, how it was installed if it was properly ventilated during the installation, and what type of roofing material was used. A roof inspection at the top of the season from Colorado Rockies roofing contractors gives you the best information and advice about the condition of your roof to help better care for it as the year rolls on.
Excessive UV Exposure
Sunshine and summertime can take a toll on residential roofing. The more the sun shines down on your roof’s surface, the faster your roofing materials deteriorate. UV rays from the sun make roof shingles brittle, causing them to curl and crack under unbearable heat. Things like rain, debris, and pests also contribute to faster degradation.
Frequent Hail Storms
The Colorado Rockies get their fair share of hail storms, and they happen most frequently during spring and summer. Hail causes severe damage to residential roofs since it leaves cracks in traditional roof shingles. This is why some homeowners take proactive measures and invest in Class 4 Impact Resistant (IR) shingles. Class 4 shingles are lab-tested and proven to withstand hail and minimize roof damage. However, homes with regular shingles are susceptible to the damage of a Colorado hailstorm.
Heavy Snow And Ice
As mentioned before, winters are harsh in the Colorado Rockies. Although it may not get freezing cold, winters are harsh, and still get a lot of snow. Snow damage to roofs occurs after it snows for hours at a time, and several inches accumulate on top of your building. The heavy weight of snow puts stress on your roofing system. Additionally, when temperatures are low and the snow hasn’t melted, it creates an ice dam on your roof, which is also detrimental to underlying materials. Plus, ice dams lead to other issues, such as malfunctioning gutters.
High winds often accompany rain, hail, and thunder. Therefore, wind damage to roofs in the Colorado Rockies is another common issue residents face. Strong winds can rip materials loose or tear them from the roof entirely. When your roofing membrane is exposed due to patches of missing shingles, it invites several other problems, like leaks, pest invasion, and energy inefficiencies. If you ever need of storm damage repair in Colorado Springs just contact us!
Schedule an Inspection Today
At Integrity Roofing and Painting, our experienced team can help you with everything from minor residential roofing like repairs to full roof replacements and we’ll do our best to get your roof back in shape as quickly as possible. Keeping your roof in good shape is as simple as getting it inspected at least twice a year. If you haven’t taken the time to schedule a springtime roof inspection, don’t wait. Call or contact us online to schedule a free estimate today, and let’s spring into the season with pride!