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Denver Roofing Issues to be Aware of as We Head into Spring


March 27, 2019

It’s hard to believe that it’s already spring time in Denver, especially considering the winter so far in 2019 was especially unforgiving and rough. It actually feels like the mile high city has received a real winter season this year, making the prospect of entering the spring time that much more exciting for people who are probably sick of the cold and snowy weather. If you’re a homeowner in Denver, spring is not just a time to stop and smell the roses; it’s also a big period to be aware of when it comes to your home’s maintenance. This is especially true of your Denver home’s roof, as there are several key issues to consider once warmer weather begins to set in and the snow and ice begins to melt.

Leaks 
One of the worst words a home or business owner can hear in relation to their roof is the word: leak. It’s literally the opposite of what you want from a structure that is meant to keep out the elements, especially water. Water entering your building can quickly wreak havoc on your home or office and create a much larger repair need when it comes to your building. A leaky roof can literally create disaster scenarios if not properly addressed, as roofs and other structures can cave in and the dreaded prospect of mold and mildew can rear their ugly heads.

Spring time in Denver can be a joyous time to experience, as cold and snowy weather begins to give way to much more warmer, outdoor friendly environment, welcome news to those folks who couldn’t care less for winter sports activities. But the sight of spring can also give way to the presence of leaks on the surface of your roof, as the snow and ice melting away can make it that much more clear that your home is in need of serious repairs. 

If you home or office has developed significant ice dams during the coldest months of the year, the act of this dam freezing can reveal unsightly and serious leaks in your roof’s tiles. The thing that is most responsible for keeping moisture and other weather-related elements from entering your home can spell a massive headache if it happens to fail. Once spring has fully arrived, you will become acutely aware of what type of damage your roof may have endured during the winter. As always, it is best to be proactive when it comes to any maintenance concern, as the longer you wait, the bigger the program may be potentially become. 

Do You Need a Repair or Replacement?
An important fact which may make itself known once the spring equinox is passed is the possible issue of having a roof repair or replacement. Issues which may have been getting worse over the course of the winter time may now require some sort of repair by a professional roofing contractor. This may include shingles becoming loose, damage to the roof sheathing, or any other issue which may necessitate a home or business owner take the step of repairing or replacing the roof.

It’s entirely possible that your roof may not require a total replacement and will only need minor repair work done in order to remediate the situation, but it’s also possible that your roof may need a total replacement. Signs of this include the age and overall condition for your roof, as it may simply be time to update your building’s roof. Even if your roof doesn’t require a total replacement, spring may be a good time to have your roof assessed to determine how many years you have left with regards to the condition of the roof. This will allow you to save enough money and adequately plan ahead.

Membrane Separation

Another important sign to be aware of as we head into spring time in Denver is the possibility that your roof’s membrane may have separated during the coldest months of the year. If this is the case, you may want to consider having a professional roofing contract stop by your property to assess what needs to be done in order to fix a possible membrane separation. If your membrane has separated, it can cause serious issues to your home or commercial building, as there will be nothing to prevent your building underneath the membrane.

Sometimes referred to as a roof blister, a membrane separation may manifest itself in the form of a bubble-like appearance on the top of your roof, indicating that the membrane has lost its adhesion to the roof. This area might be full up of water, but it’s also possible that a large part of the blister may be water or other unwanted elements. These separations can be due to the presence of moisture, but they can also be caused due to poor installation or ventilation issues. 

The biggest way you can prevent membrane separation is to keep the area dry and seal any substrate materials to prevent water or other elements from causing the separation in the first place. You may want to consult with the roofing contractor who performed the installation of the last roof, as it may be due to their fault and they may be required to fix the issue as a part of your roof’s warranty. 

If you are in need of roofing services for your home or office, avoid doing it yourself and hire professional and competent contractors to get the job done. In this area, 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!