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Spring Maintenance Checklist for Roofing in Colorado Springs

March 22, 2017

With spring just around the corner, it is a great time to do some routine maintenance for your roof in Colorado Springs. Winter brought snow and other weather related events, making spring the perfect time to make sure your roof made it through the winter. From checking for leaks and making small repairs, to your gutters and landscaping, keep this checklist handy when you are ready to get started.

1. Check for Leaks

One of the biggest red flags there are leaks coming from the roof are water spots. These can be found on anywhere on walls or ceilings. They are usually in an oblong round shape and are brown in color. Failing to fix water spots can lead to structural issues with your roof and in your home, as well as become a great environment for the growth of mold. It is also a good time to check your windows too to see if there are any air leaks, or water coming in from the edges. When this happens, your electric bill will increase because the thermostat is always trying to play catch-up against the incoming air. Fixing the issue will help save money in the long run!

2. Small Roof Repairs

You should routinely check your roof after each season to make sure it is intact. The biggest things to look for are curling or cracked shingles, or damage to the flashing. Flashing is the part of the roof that is used to seamlessly join connecting pieces to your roof, such as around chimneys, windows, corners, etc. When there are cracks in the flashing, it can lead to air and water leaks inside the home. If you have a few shingles that need to be replaced, you can fix those if you feel comfortable. Try these Leaky Roof? Some Repair Tips from Bob Vila to learn more about which red flags to look for during inspection and how to properly replace shingles.

3. Gutters

Gutters are such an important element of your roof. When gutters are cracked, overloaded with outdoor elements such as leaves or twigs, or have other issues, it can lead to issues with the home. Why? Gutters are intended to keep the flow of water away from the structure of your house so it stays away from its foundation. When you are making your seasonal trips to check on your roof, it is important to check your gutters too. If they are clogged, you can take a ladder and remove any dirt or debris. Sometimes when gutters are overfilled, they can start to sag. There are other issues too such as cracks or rust that you may not be able to fix on your own. Read Denver Roofing Pros: Are Your Gutters in Good Condition? to see if you need an expert to take care of structural gutter issues.

As you inspect your roof, K1 Roofing and Restoration can help fix any issues you have just in time for spring. No matter how big or small, we can inspect your roof and gutters for you and make sure everything is safe and secure. To get started, contact K1 Roofing and Restoration with questions. You can also save our 24 hour emergency line in your phone too in the event of an emergency.