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The Importance of Inspecting Your Roof to Avoid an Expensive Denver Roof Repair Bill

July 20, 2016

In some cases, a water leak may be inevitable. Perhaps a large storm blows through and damages your roof, or over time normal wear and tear occurs. In these cases, a Denver roofing company can definitely help. However, there are some routine maintenance tasks and prevention techniques you as a homeowner can do to prolong the life of your roof. It is important to regularly inspect and learn the reasons why you may have issues with your roof. Even the smallest tasks can help extend its longevity.
  1. Regular Inspections: Routine roof inspections will help you monitor the condition of your roof and look for signs of aging, wear and tear or damage. Typically you can inspect your roof with every season change or at least once or twice a year to view the conditions. Also, if a large storm or inclement weather occurs, be sure to take time to inspect your roof when conditions are safe. During your inspection, look for shingles that are curled, buckled, broken or missing, wearing around vent pipes and issues with your roof’s flashing. Also be sure to inspect your chimney for damage and for build-up of leaves or moss. Once getting onto your roof, be sure to practice safe measures as you walk around. Consider these Top 10 Roofing Safety Tips to help you safely inspect your roof.
  2. Attic Issues: You may not realize it, but the environment of your attic can impact your roof. Mold and moisture are two key issues to fix immediate to avoid not only issues with your roof, but a problem that can spread in your home that could potentially cause health issues. Be sure there is proper ventilation in your attic too to avoid these issues. Without proper ventilation, it can negatively impact the space in high temperatures, as there may be an increase in temperature and moisture that will affect the roof.  
  3. Inspection Fixes: While some fixes may require a roofer, you can do some tasks yourself. If you find cracked caulking around your chimney or joints, you can seal that yourself. The same thing applies to caulk around flashing. Next, if there is a build up of anything on your roof—from moss or algae to leaves or snow (in the winter), it is important to remove it. You can contact your local roofer if you have concerns about any build-up on your roof to determine what is best to do. Last, if you notice any leaks from your roof, a Denver roofer can help to quickly solve this issue to prevent a larger and more expensive problem.
If you are in need of help with your roof or are ready for a new one, Big Creek Roofing and Restoration can help! From small fixes to complete replacement, we can handle anything you needs. This family owned company from Colorado loves serving our community and will provide you with great service that fits in your budget. Be sure to check out our Summer Roof Maintenance Tips and give us a call at 303-877-8369 to get started.