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How to Determine When Your Roof Needs to Be Repaired

Your roof is one of the most important protective coverings on your home, providing you with protection from the elements, pests and more and keeping the interior structure of the building in great condition. While all roofing materials are designed to hold up well to natural forces, such as wind, heavy rain and even hail storms and more, they can be damaged from time to time. Determining if roofing in Denver is damaged can be difficult due to the elevation and steep incline of roofs. These tips will help you to determine if you need professional assistance:

  • A Visual Inspection  One step you can take if you believe you may need a roof repair is to visually inspect the roof. It is wise to get into the habit of inspecting your roof periodically every few months as well as after a bad weather event. From the ground level, look up at the roof from every angle. Check for uneven surfaces or areas where the shingles appear to be missing or raised. Look for signs of granules from asphalt shingles or actual pieces of shingle lying on the ground. These are all signs that a roof requires repair work.
  • Signs of a Leak: You can also be vigilant to the interior of your home to determine if there may be a leak present. When your roof is in poor condition water can leak into the home. Generally, this occurs when the roof has been damaged and water is penetrating through it in a specific area. You may notice moisture in the home or hear dripping sounds during or after a rain shower Most roof leaks are due to faults during the original installation, such as improperly installed skylight flashings, flashing and counter-flashings on chimneys, swamp cooler penetrations, etc. Leaks are also caused by leaking vent pipes, flue pipes, and slope jacks.

While you can inspect your roof on your own, keep in mind that it is safest to allow a professional Denver roofer to inspect the roof for you. Through an inspection, you can determine if repair work is needed and what the cost of the repairs will be. Contact Arvada Roofing & Construction for your free estimate and see what we can do for your Denver roofing, gutter, and siding needs!

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