With the arrival of springtime, it’s wonderful to see buds showing up on the trees, bushes, and flowers in your yard. But, as the snow melts, it’s not so wonderful to look up and see damage showing up on your home’s roof. Discover four problems that can affect your roof this spring.
Number 1: Damaged Or Missing Shingles
The snow along with the ice and cold winter temperatures can play havoc on your roof. The freezing and thawing that occurs throughout the season can loosen shingles. When the winds pick up, weakened shingles can break away and even blow over the side of the roof.
So, after the snow melts, step back several feet in your yard to take a look up at your roof. Do you see spots where shingles are missing? They’re probably on the ground within a few feet of your home. Maybe you see shingles with cracks in them or some that have shifted out of place but are still hanging on. Areas of discoloration can mean the shingles are taking on mold. Mold affects the overall condition of a roof’s shingles over time.
In order to serve as the first line of protection on your roof, shingles need to be in good condition and firmly in place. It’s best to replace missing or damaged shingles as soon as possible to maintain the overall condition of your roof and prevent leaks. Of course, if you look up to see missing shingles over large areas of your roof, then it’s time to consider a new roof.
Number 2: Issues With The Chimney And/Or Flashing
During the cold-weather months, it’s not uncommon for cracks to form in a chimney. Changing temperatures can prey on weak areas in a chimney’s structure. The flashing around a chimney can also take on damage over the winter.
Unfortunately, a damaged chimney or flashing can let water seep in causing damage to the roof. Our professional roofers at RGB Construction have the experience and knowledge to safely inspect the condition of your home’s chimney and its flashing to determine if the damage is present. If so, we can evaluate whether the damage is affecting the condition of your roof.
Number 3: Leaking Areas
Another common roof problem that arises in the spring is leaks. Melting snow and rain can seep down through damaged shingles and other weak areas of your roof. A quick look at the ceiling in your attic may reveal moist, dark spots or even dripping coming in from outside. Even a small leak can create a lot of damage if it’s allowed to continue. Mold can start to take hold and pests may be attracted to the moist environment.
It’s best to call a professional roofer to evaluate the issue and provide a solution. Our roofing team has the training and skills to evaluate a leak to determine the best course of action to get it fixed.
Number 4: Gutter Issues
The purpose of your gutters is to give melting snow and rain a path to flow away from your roof and your home. So, if they are clogged with leaves, twigs or other debris or they sustained damage over the winter, it’s critical to get the issue solved right away. Water that isn’t able to flow away from a home ends up causing issues with the roof or even the foundation.
Take some time to walk around your home to see if any sections of your gutters are loose or perhaps have separated from the roof’s edge. Also, there should be no debris stuck inside the gutters or in the downspout. Rusting, bent or cracked gutters are not going to serve their purpose with efficiency.
We provide expert gutter repairs to get your system working as it should again. Or, if you need new gutters, our professional team can install durable, seamless gutters on your home.
At RGB Construction here in New Jersey, our capable roofing team can get your roof back into great condition for the next season and beyond. We can inspect your roof for damaged shingles, chimney issues, leaks, and gutter damage along with other problems. Most importantly, we can expertly repair or replace your roof depending on what is needed.
Call our courteous staff at RGB Construction today and let us solve your roof issues. Our phone number in our New Jersey office is 856-264-9093.