First important step is to maintain your gutter properly. Trim your trees: Tree limbs hanging down over your roof, or even on it can be a serious hazard. Not only do they put you at risk for broken limbs falling on the roof, they can wear down and damage shingles. Tree limbs can also encourage squirrels and raccoons to gain access to your home. Keep in mind that they may be closer to your home than you think: tree limbs are often flexible and can swing several feet during a storm.
Lets discuss about Residential roofing replacements and repairs. There are many things you can do to prolong the life of your roofing material and prevent leaks, additional damage or even the dreaded replacement. By inspecting your roof twice yearly (and after every storm), you can easily prevent some of the top 10 most common roofing problems. Use a pair of binoculars to conduct this twice yearly exam, because even walking on your roof can cause damage. If you must get on the roof, wear rubber-soled shoes, brace the ladder, and be very careful not to slip and fall.
A roofer should make a note of any potential problems he sees during a roof inspection (such as rust appearing on flashing, or a single popped nail). If it’s not a concern today, the roofer should check in on it during his next inspection and make a note if it’s getting worse. He may consider whether it’s time to make repairs or replacements if he notices consistent or major changes. The roofer should also make a log of any repairs he completes. This will help remind both the roofer and the homeowner down the road what sections or materials are newer than others. (After four or five years, it may be difficult to recall strictly from memory!) This will also help create a roof history for the homeowners, other roofing contractors they may hire down the road, or even for future homeowners who may want to see what work has been completed over the years to maintain the roof.
Ice dams are nasty and cause serious damage to a roof. Once the ice has formed, trying to pry it off of the roof’s surface will only make it worse, so it’s best to think ahead on this one. You’ll want to winterize your roof if you live in an area where snow is a sure thing. Purchase a roof rake and continually rake the snow off your roof before it accumulates too much. If the snowfall is heavy and persistent, apply heat strips to your roof to melt the snow before it forms into an ice dam.
True Nature Roofing is an exterior restoration or roofing contractor in Colorado Springs, specializing in roof repairs & roof replacement services, as well as other services ranging from siding repair, gutter repair, exterior painting and more. If your roof has been damaged by wind, hail, or ice, we will offer assistance with the insurance claims process by utilizing our own on-staff, licensed insurance adjusters. Our insurance adjusters have years of experience and will make sure your claim has been handled properly and that you are not out-of-pocket for any of the repairs needed.
We offer FREE hail and wind damage inspections for property owners located on Colorado’s front range. Recent hail storms have caused extensive damage to roofing in Colorado Springs area. Contact us today to schedule an inspection. In addition to providing roof estimates and inspections, our Colorado Springs CO Roofers, can help with a free consultation regarding any other exterior home improvement projects you are planning for your home or property. Check out our Services Page to get more information on what we can do, including painting, siding replacement, and seamless gutter repair. See extra info at Roofing services in Colorado Springs.
No roof maintenance checklist would be complete without this tip. Though it’s a dirty job, cleaning out your gutters is an essential part of maintaining your roof. Clogged gutters make it easy for water to seep under the structure of your roof, creating more than just a few water stains. Most experts recommend cleaning them out twice a year, once in late spring and again in early fall, as part of a regular fall home maintenance checklist.