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4 Tips for Finding Roof Damage on Your Garage from Your Denver Roofing Company

June 19, 2019

If you’re like most homeowners, you pay pretty close attention to the condition of your roof. After all, it’s what keeps your home safe from damage and when you call your Denver roof repair contractor at first sign of damage, your roof will last for years. But how often do you inspect your garage roof for the same issues? Believe it or not, your garage can suffer from water and damage just as easily as the rest of your house. You just might not recognize the signs. Unfortunately, this can lead to unwanted mold and mildew growth inside. Here are a few tips to help you stay on top of your garage’s roof maintenance.

Do a Visual Inspection Each Month
The sooner you catch damage on your roof, the better off your garage will be. So, make a monthly visual inspection a part of your routine house maintenance schedule. Walk around the garage and check the roof from each side. If you notice missing shingles or see warping in the materials, call your roofer as soon as you can. 

Look at the Ground
Just like with the roof on your house, shingles can and will go loose. Often, those shingles and roof nails will collect on the ground around the garage. During your visual inspection, take a look at the ground around your garage. Look for any roofing materials in the dirt. If you see any, pick them up and call your roofer. Make sure to hold onto the materials until the roofing appointment. This will give your contractor a chance to make sure the roof was installed with the right materials in the first place.

Pay Attention to the Inside
Water damage can be easy to find inside your garage. You just have to look for it. Check the walls for stains or discoloration. Look at the ceiling for bubbling sheetrock and pay attention to the way the air smells. If it smells musty or has a tinge of mildew, you’ll want to schedule an inspection as soon as possible. This is a sure-fire sign of water damage and the sooner you get it repaired, the better off your garage will be.

Look for Pests
It’s normal for rats and mice to seek refuge in your garage. But if you’ve never seen them before or see an increase in the amount of droppings on the floor, it could be due to water damage. Rodents love damp and warm places. When you have an active roof leak, your entire garage fits the bill perfectly. While a pest control expert will be able to get them out, those pests will only come back if you don’t get the roof fixed.

No matter what size garage you have, you’ll want to keep the roof in good shape. At Big Creek Roofing & Restoration, we’ll help you keep your garage safe from the elements with routine preventative maintenance. Schedule an on-site estimate today and give your garage the TLC it needs to keep your belongings looking their best.