Hail Season is Now in Colorado
You can depend on Colorado Premier Roofing to replace your hail damaged roof on time, on budget and caring for your home, just like it was our own!
For those of you who have lived in Lakewood for a while you may be more familiar with the changing climate than those just moving here. There is a pretty wide range in weather during the course of a year from highs of 86 degrees in the summer to lows of 18 degrees in the winter. In between there is an average of 73 days of wind and rain in the spring and summer and over 54 inches of snow in the winter.
Why do we bring this up? Because this type of weather and climate change can do damage if you have a tired roof. Depending on the age of your home and how old your roof is can determine whether you should replace your roof or just repair it in the event of leak or something worse happens.
In many cases the decision to repair or reroof the entire house can be easy depending on the age of the roof. If you find during a storm you are getting leaks in an isolated area of say the attic a repair may be all that is needed. However, if you are starting to get leaks and your roof has outlasted the warranty it may be the time to consider going all the way with a full roof replacement.
One of the most difficult things to determine is where is a leak coming from? Very rarely will it be directly over a stain in the ceiling for instance. Here are a few tips that might help you isolate that leak:
- When you head up to the attic start looking from where the stain appeared in the ceiling then follow the water stains on the deck back to the potential source. See if any sunlight is showing through a crack or small nail hole.
- On a dry day have a friend hose down the roof when you are in the attic and see if you can see where the leak is originating.
- If you are lucky enough to find the leak use a wire hanger and place it through the hole so you can find it once you are outside on the roof.
- If you have an asphalt shingle roof start by examining for shingles with dark patches in them or any shingles that are curled or damaged.
- If your roof has a valley clean out any debris that has accumulated in the valley and look for broken or flashing material.
Taking preventative measures like checking and fixing simple issues will save you money in the long run. Don’t ignore leaks, no matter how small they seem. And it is suggested to not do the repair yourself. Find a good, reputable Lakewood contractor to repair the leak and do an overall inspection. By spending a couple of hundred dollars to fix a simple leak may save you thousands in roof replacement down the road.