Spring is in the air! The flowers are starting to bloom, the sun is starting to peak out from the clouds, and the snow is starting to melt. We are right around the corner from the warm weather of summer, but first, it’s springtime. And as happy as you are to see the thermometer start to go up, this can mean some pretty big issues for your roofs. Between the roof leaks that come with the melting snow and the damage that winter can bring, your roof might have some issues that need to be taken care of. Check out a few of the most common roofing problems you may see this spring!
Damaged or Missing Shingles
With the technology advancements in the roofing world, roofs last longer than they ever had. But even with the strongest shingles we’ve ever seen, every roof will need maintenance to make sure that it lasts as long as possible. And this is even more true with the harsh winter weather that we’ve seen this past year.
One of the first things you’ll want to check out when inspecting your roof this spring is the state of your shingles. If there are any shingles missing, damaged, curled, warped, or cracked, you will want to make sure you are fixing and replacing these issues as soon as possible.
The layer under your roof’s shingles or tiles is called the membrane. And this membrane can erode with the increased moisture and changing temperatures that the spring season brings. Because the membrane is one of the most important parts of your roof when it comes to keeping water out of your property, you need to pay special attention to its state when you are looking at your roof after winter.
One of the most noticeable signs that you have damage to your roof is leaks inside your property. If there are brown, puddle-shaped spots on your ceiling or walls or if there is anywhere with excessive moisture, you are going to want to call a professional to come fix any issues you may have. Water damage is one of the biggest problems your roof can have, so you’ll want to get that taken care of before a minor issue becomes a major problem.
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We’ve written this before and this will not be the last time we say it: your gutters are one of the most important parts of your roofing system. All that melting snow on your roof needs a way off and away from your foundation, and the gutters provide that route. If your gutters can’t drain, the water will find a way off your roof, and that usually means through the membrane and into your home. You might also deal with foundational damage if water is allowed to pool. And because cleaning the gutters is a relatively simple job, you’ll be kicking yourself if this is where you run into problems, so don’t forget to complete this every spring!
Now, these are just a few of the problems that arise when spring comes around. One way to make sure that your roof sustained no damage through the winter and is ready to protect throughout the spring and summer is to schedule a free inspection with a professional roofer. Even if it’s just a quick look, any roofer will be happy to come to your property to give you the peace of mind that your roof is issue-free. We say this often, but don’t let those minor roof issues become major problems!