All Around Roofing: Trusted Roofers Denver CO
Roofs are installed to protect against all types of weather. In Denver, the roof may be subjected to hail during the spring, extreme heat during the summer and snow or ice in the winter. Eventually, the roof will begin to show signs of wear and tear. If the roof is not maintained, this normal wear and tear could turn into major damages that can be costly to repair. As such, homeowners should know how to identify damages that may be caused by extreme weather. An expert Denver roofing contractor can also help identify damages during regular roof inspections.
If a piece of hail is large or dense enough, it can cause damages to a roof that could eventually lead to the need for extensive repairs. The hail can cause hairline cracks and small punctures in the shingles; when water gets inside and then evaporates when the sun comes out, the protective granules may be lost. One way to determine if the damage was caused by hail is to look for a pattern; if the dents and punctures are random, hail was the likely culprit.
Extreme heat can have adverse affects on asphalt shingles, In fact, shingles that have been exposed to extreme heat over a period of time begin to take on a curled appearance, they may crack and they may also begin to become discolored. If it is hot enough, the sealant keeping the shingle attached to the sheathing can loosen, allowing water inside when it rains. This damage is often extremely noticeable and can be seen from the ground. If these signs are noticed, it may be likely that the roof has leaks. In some cases, it may be time to replace the old asphalt shingles.
Ice and snow can also cause some other types of damage. When ice dams form, the weight of the ice and water can actually cause the roof to sag, especially if there is a roof overlay. Water can also seep into the cracks that may be present throughout the roof. This water may freeze, causing further damage as the ice expands.
When the roof becomes damaged from extreme weather, it is in the homeowners’ best interest to contact an expert roofer as soon as possible. If a homeowner waits until the damage has become more extensive, it may be possible that it is simply better to replace the entire roof instead of fixing the existing one. This can be costly, especially if the roof was new.