Your roof is built to withstand a lot of what nature throws at it. Most new roofs are capable of withstanding between 15 to 30 pounds of snow per square foot. But just because your roof can handle a lot of damage doesn’t mean it’ll come out of the winter season unscathed. That’s why seasonal maintenance from experienced roofing contractors is so important before summer arrives.
Indiana’s heatwaves alongside with the oppressive summer humidity can quickly turn pre-existing roof damage into a major disaster. That being said, to help keep your roof in good condition before that weather arrives, here are a few common roofing problems to watch out for this spring.
A damaged or clogged gutter
You’ll know your gutter system has a clog somewhere if you noticed large icicles hanging from your roof this past winter. Leaves and debris can accumulate over several months and wedge their way into your gutter. This wears your gutter system down and causes it to rug or even sag. Roofing contractors can help to remove this clog from your gutters, repair them to their original state, or replace them altogether if the damage is bad enough.
Broken or missing shingles
This is a common roofing problem to keep an eye out for year-round. Shingles can become damaged or break off when struck by flying debris, hail, or falling icicles. You’ll want to replace your shingles as soon as possible during the spring. Rain can push water into exposed roofing and insulation, putting your home at risk for water damage and leaks. Missing shingles can also allow the indoor air in your home to escape, so you might find yourself paying for higher energy bills once summer arrives.
If your home has a leak, now is the time you’ll notice it. Melted morning frost and rainy days can send water into exposed roofing and insulation. Your roofing shingles may only need to be slightly damaged or askew on your roof to result in a leak. But even if you think the problem is small, it’s worth contacting your local roofing contractors. Roofing contractors have the experience not only to locate the source of the leak but to stop it in its tracks.
A Westfield roofing company can help you find and repair roofing problems you may not be able to find on your own. That’s where Rojas Roofing comes in. To schedule roofing maintenance, repair, or a new roof installation, contact Rojas Roofing today.