One of the biggest signs that a roof needs repairs or replacement are roof leaks. Once a homeowner notices a roof leak, the damage is usually substantial. It’s vital to maintain your roof and address the small issues to avoid the larger and more costly problems, like leaks.
Roof leaks occur for many different reasons. One way to identify roof leaks is by scheduling a roof inspection. At SKYYGUARD, we inspect roofs for any signs of damage or wear. We then recommend the best action to restore your roof to peak condition.
Colorado’s Climate Impact on Roofs
Colorado’s harsh climate impacts your roof. Hail, wind, sun, and ice all lead to wear and tear. Invest in a high-quality roof to protect your home. Reduce the impact of the weather on your roof system with good roof maintenance.
Common Causes for Roof Leaks
In Colorado, hail is a major reason for roof replacement. Frequent hail storms impact our area. Thousands of tiny ice pellets hit the roof at high force leading to damage. If left unrepaired, the damage becomes worse. The compromised parts of the roof then risk developing a leak.
Ice and Ice Dams
Ice is inevitable in Colorado. Over time, ice can damage a roof and cause leaks. Ice dams are especially problematic. An ice dam occurs when snow or ice on the roof melts but the water doesn’t drain off. Once the temperature drops again, the water refreezes. Ice sits on the roof melting and refreezing over and over. This standing water impacts the health of the roof.
Regular gutter cleaning and maintenance matters to the longevity of your roof. Blocked gutters prevent proper drainage from the roof. Standing water and ice dams linger and cause roof damage that can turn into a leak.
Once a roof extends its lifespan, the integrity of the roof usually starts to fail. The average roof lasts between 25 and 50 years depending on the type and quality of the roof materials. If your roof has reached its expected lifespan, schedule a roof replacement. You don’t want to risk damage to the inside of your attic or home due to leaks.
Colorado experiences frequent high winds. These high winds can cause the roof’s shingles to come loose or fly off. Loose or missing shingles compromise your roof. You no longer have the proper protection which can cause leaks or other damage.
Poor Roof Installation
Even a newer roof may experience leaks if not installed by an experienced and quality roofer. Not all roof companies are equal. If you work with a poor-quality roofing company, you may not enjoy the benefits of your new roof. Instead, find a trusted and respected roofing company, like SKYYGUARD, to do the job right.
Invest in the Health of Your Roof
At SKYYGUARD, we help homeowners keep your roof in top shape. We offer roof inspections, repairs, and installation. As a locally-owned Colorado business, we understand the importance of quality work. That’s why we put integrity first with each job we do!
Contact us today to schedule a roof inspection!