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​Tips for Fixing a Leaking Roof and When to Call a Colorado Springs Roofer

February 1, 2017

A leaking roof is such a nuisance. Not only is it an annoyance, but can do some serious damage to your home over time. It is important to resolve the issue as soon as possible to keep your home’s roof and structure intact. Here are some of the signs to look for, tips for repairing and guidance when you need to let a Colorado Springs roofer handle any issues.

Signs of Roof Damage

When your roof is leaking, you may notice a drip coming from the ceiling, however, there are other signs to watch out for when it comes to a leaking roof. One of the main things to watch out for are water spots. These can be found on the ceiling or your walls. They are typically in a circular but not perfectly round shape. Water spots will tend to discolor and turn brown. You may also notice bubbling in the paint or pieces of your wall starting to fall apart. Next, routinely keep an eye on your roof’s shingles. If any seem to be misshaped, cracking, falling apart or missing, there could be further issues to investigate. The same applies for your roof’s flashing and gutters.

Tips for Repair

When you notice the water spots on your ceiling, you will want to find the root of the issue and fix it as soon as possible, otherwise the water spots will keep coming back. For tackling the water spots, you will want to remove the damaged area with a scraper then add a new texture to it. For a full step-by-step, visit The Family Handyman’s Patch a Water-Stained Ceiling or Textured Ceiling. The root of the issue may be from a few damaged shingles. When a problem is this simple, you can replace the shingles on your own. Remove the nail in the shingle then the shingle itself and make sure to secure the new one in the proper position.

Calling in the Experts

There comes a point where damage to your roof may be so severe that an expert will need to repair it. When multiple shingles are broken, flashing is damaged and water has infiltrated your ceiling, you are most likely looking at something that shouldn’t be a DIY project. Also, if damage from your roof is caused by storm damage, whether it was a severe thunderstorm, hail, high winds or even a winter weather issue, a roofer will need to assess the damage and fix the issue.

In addition to fixing leaks, your roof may eventually need to be replaced. Read Colorado Springs Roofers Tip: Identifying When Your Roof Needs to Be Replaced for warning signs and signals. When it comes to making repairs, or replacing your roof, K1 Roofing and Restoration can help. K1 is your professional licensed and insured roofer that has been serving the Front Range of Colorado since 2010. You can count on us to provide you with premier customer service to ensure your roof is fixed or replaced to avoid costly issues down the road. To get started on your free estimate, contact us today at 303-953-8275.