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How to Spot Problems in Your Denver Roofing


June 22 2016

Denver roofing can be seriously damaged by extreme weather or wear and tear. But, how can you tell when your roof has a problem? Many homeowners may be living with damaged roofs right now, but aren’t aware because they don’t know how to spot potential issues. In fact, a lot of homeowners will never notice damage until water begins to drip into the home through roof leaks. Keep your roof intact and your home free from leaks by watching for these warning signs:

Cracked shingles.
Extreme weather conditions such as hail or strong winds can cause shingles to cracks. Take a step back and look at your roof to see if you spot any cracked shingles. If you do, pay attention to how widespread the cracked shingles are. If the damages are limited to one area, you should be able to get by with just repairing the cracked shingles, however if they are spread throughout the entire roof, you may need to consider calling a Denver roofing professional to replace your roof.

Loss of granules.
Asphalt shingles are embedded with granules that slowly become loose and shed over time. As they loosen from the asphalt, rainwater will push them down, causing them to build up within your gutters. This is why it’s important to frequently check your gutters when you do routine cleanings. If you notice a buildup of granules, it could be time to call a Denver roofing professional to take a closer look. Learn more about granules and asphalt composition shingles here.

Curled shingles.

There are two types of curling that homeowners should be on the lookout for: cupping, a shingle curling up at the edges, and clawing, a shingle with flat edges but a puffed up middle section. Both of these types of curling can occur because of extreme weather conditions, incorrect installation or regular wear and tear. When shingles begin to curl, it’s important to call a Denver roofing professional as soon as possible since this issue can signify that roof leaks are right around the corner.

Roof’s age.
Even if you don’t see any problems with your Denver roofing, it’s important to keep track of the age of the roof. No matter how well you’ve maintained your roof, after a certain age, it will most likely need to be replaced. So, how long can roofs last? The answer varies depending on the material used, however a good rule of thumb to follow is to keep a close eye on roofs between 20 and 25 years old. It wouldn’t hurt to get roofs inspected by a Denver roofing company once they’ve reached this age to be on the safe side and avoid leaks. If your neighbors’ homes were built around the same time as yours, pay attention to when they begin to have their roofs replaced and follow suit.

If you’re in need of a residential or commercial Denver roofing professional, there’s no better place to turn to than K1 Roofing. Contact us at info@k1roofing.net or by calling 303-953-8275 during business hours to speak to one of our experienced roofing professionals.