In a previous post, we discussed three of the ways your roof will try to tell you that it’s in the early stages of failure. Roofing companies are trained to look for these signals but most Colorado Springs homeowners aren’t even aware that there are things that could be going wrong right above their heads.
These warning signs include old age, curling or buckling shingles, and naked roof valleys. If you haven’t taken a look at your roof in a long time, it’s worth breaking out the ladder and completing a visual inspection with these signs in mind. While you’re up there, we have three more things all residential and commercial property owners should be on the lookout for.
Aging Chimney Flashing
Do you have chimney, stove, or other exhaust pipes sticking up out of your roof? Any time a hole is made in the roofing system it leaves you at risk for leaks and other damage. Flashing is used to protect and seal the hole that was made to allow it through. If this flashing is bent, cracked, or missing, it’s a sign that you need to call a qualified roofing company immediately.
Shedding Shingle Granules
Gutter cleaning is a regular part of a homeowner’s semi-annual list of chores. If, while cleaning the gutter, you notice a lot of shingle granules mixed in with all the leaves and twigs, you might have a problem on your hands. Shingles lose granules more rapidly as they approach the end of their lifespan. If your shingles are looking a little naked, it’s a sign that roof replacement is in your future.
Spongy Roof Boards
If you can do so safely, get up on your roof and walk around a little bit. Does the roof feel stiff and stable, or soft and bouncy? This could be a sign that moisture damage has already occurred.
We strive to be your top choice among roofing companies in Colorado Springs, and if you notice any of these warning signs, we’re more than happy to provide you with a project quote for absolutely no charge!