Every homeowner knows that regular roof repair is an important part of keeping their home in good condition. However, while the main part of the roof is always a priority, many homeowners forget to inspect the roof over their garage. Just like a residential roof
, the garage needs frequent attention and repairs in order to keep the structure and your belongings safe. If you notice an issue with your garage roof, it’s important that you have it taken care of by your trusted Denver roofer immediately. Here’s what you need to know about maintaining and repairing your home’s garage roof.
Address The Problem Immediately
Even if you only use your garage to store your car, fixing roof damage quickly is one of the most important things you can do. Roof leaks lead to increased moisture inside the garage. In addition to causing extensive water damage, the increased moisture levels make your garage an ideal habitat for rodents
and insects. While many homeowners may think that finding a mouse in their garage is commonplace and to be expected, it’s important to remember that rodents can do far more damage to the structure and even your vehicle. Addressing the leak, however minor, immediately will reduce the risk of rodents chewing through your car’s wiring or making nests under the hood.
Roof Replacement Will Likely Coincide With The Rest of Your House
Most garages have the same type of roof as the main part of the house, even if they’re detached. In most cases, the roofs were installed around the same time and will likely need to be replaced at the same time. When considering a roof replacement, make sure your contractor inspects the garage as well. This way, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that your home and your garage are both less likely to get a roof leak.
Get a Pro to Handle The Repairs
It’s easy to think of the garage as little more than a storage shed. After all, no one lives in it and if you have to use the space at all, it’s only for a few minutes a day. Believe it or not, your garage is just as important as the rest of your house. Any roof repairs should be handled by a licensed contractor. Patching the roof rather than having a contractor completely inspect and repair the roof will only lead to more extensive problems and damage in the future. If the damage goes unchecked, it can cause your home’s value to deteriorate. This can make it harder to sell your home should you ever want to move.
Keeping your garage roof in good condition is one of the most important things you can do, but it’s best to have an experienced roofing team on hand to help. If you’re worried about the condition of your garage roof, don’t put off an inspection. Contact Big Creek Roofing & Restoration to schedule an appointment today. Our roofers will work to make sure your garage is water-tight and ready to handle everything the weather can bring.