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Prepping Your Denver Roof for the Summer
June 20, 2018
The Colorado summer is right around the corner and with it comes intense heat and often unpredictable weather. The front range has no shortage of crazy weather that can do a massive amount of property damage to Colorado home and business owners alike. Hail and other potentially damaging weather elements can wreak havoc on your building, specifically when it comes to your roof. Beyond storms, there are other key aspects of your roof that may need to be protected and other maintenance items that need to be taken care of in order to extend the life of your roof. As we enter the warmest months of the year, here are some strategies and tactics to employ to protect your Denver roof.
Is Your Roof Missing Any Tiles or Shingles?
The possibility of an intense storm roaring through and raining down serious amounts of precipitation on to your roof is high, especially with the unpredictable weather we experience in Colorado. The likelihood of a storm causing intense damage to your roof or the structure of the building itself is greatly increased if you have tiles or shingles missing from the surface of your roof. These elements are in place to prevent water damage and if they aren’t there to protect your home or business you could have a massively damaging event on your hands.
Before a sudden storm wreaks havoc on your building, take preventative measures and check your roof to see if there are any missing components that need to be replaced. Being proactive in regards to your roof can be a huge factor in mitigating the possibility of incurring serious damage. Replacing a few missing shingles or tiles is vastly preferable to having to deal with mold, mildew, or other water damage that can result from a leaking roof.
Examine the State of Your Shingles
On first glance, your roof may appear to have all of its shingles intact and it can be easy to believe that you do not need to take any other action as a result. This can be a big mistake, as roofing elements may have degraded over time due to age, weather, or other factors. While you may not have any missing shingles, it is possible that some of your shingles are damaged and are not able to perform their primary function.
An important aspect of having your roof prepared for the summer months is to ensure that your shingles are able to do their job of protecting your structure from the elements. A careful inspection of the current state of your shingles will go a long way towards preventing any possible damage that may result from an intense storm. Things to look for in regards to damaged shingles are things such as shingles that are cracked or bent. Once the hottest parts of the summer hit, these shingles will likely become much more damaged and leave your roof even more vulnerable to the elements.
Block Spots Where Creatures Might Do Damage
Some animals may be cute, but when it comes to maintaining the health of your roof you won’t find these furry pests to be that cuddly, especially if one decides to turn your roof into its new home. Squirrels, rodents, birds, and other animals may find certain parts of your roof to be a convenient place to build a nest, which is certainly not something you really want to have to deal with. Summer time is a period where some animals are much more active, increasing the odds of a nest being built where you would rather not have it.
If your roof has spots that look like it might be prone to animals burrowing themselves within it, create a barrier of some sort as a way to keep these creatures out. If you are having a difficult time formulating an effective strategy against these types of animals that doesn’t look tacky or out of place, contact The Roof Dr. for more information about strategies and effective measures you can take that won’t draw the ire of neighbors nearby.
Schedule a Professional Inspection of Your Roof
One of the best and most effective ways to prepare your roof for the summer months is to have your roof professionally inspected. While obvious leaks or damaged components might stand out to the casual eye, there are a number of things the average person will likely miss while inspecting their own roof. Not only are there a number of things you will likely miss in the process of examining your roof, but the act of a thorough roof inspection presents a number of dangers for those who attempt such an activity.
Having your roof inspected by trained and trusted professionals is a great way to protect yourself from injuring yourself in the process and is the best way to have a complete and accurate assessment done on the state of your roof. Defending yourself against potential damaging events is always a great way to prevent the risk of incurring catastrophic damage from a storm. Professional roofers have loads of insight and experience into the various aspects of roofs that an untrained eye will inevitably miss. Why risk missing something that could end up becoming a massive headache in the long term? Having your roof fully and professionally inspected is the smart decision to insure you, as the owner, will receive peace of mind.
If you are in need of roofing services for your home or office, The Roof Dr. has you covered. We offer both residential and commercial roofing options for whatever your situation may be. We are a Colorado owned and operated business, and have been building roofs in the Denver metro area since 1971. Our team of qualified and experienced professionals are there to ensure the job is done as efficiently and affordably as possible. If you are need of a roofing repair or replacement, or you simply have questions about our services, contact us today!