Spring is a great time to rebuild what winter may have damaged. While folks are usually focused on lookning down at the spring flowers, here at Sprague Construction we’re looking up at your roof! High winds, hailstorms, thunderstorms and even heavy snow can lead to damage to your roof. Are you suffering from the after effects of a spring storm? Roofs are highly susceptible to the extremes that spring can bring.
Your roof is made up of shingles. As a result, roof shingles are the area’s most likely to be damaged first. In order to keep your roof in tip top condition it is vital that you keep an eye on your shingles.
Here are some of the top damages that can occur to your roof’s shingles.
Some hail storms can be strong enough to crack your shingles. When your shingles get cracked it leave your roof at risk of becoming damaged. You can identify damaged shingles by looking for fractures which will appear as lines. The more cracks or fractures that your shingles have the increased chances that shingle will fall off your roof exposing your roof to further damage.
Hailstorms and heavy snow are common in the spring time. Another shingle issue that can develop in the spring time is that of dents. In fact, dents in shingles are one of the most common shingle problems. Some shingles are more susceptible to dents than others. For example, shingles made from asphalt are more likely to become dented in a strong hailstorm.
High winds are another spring factor that you should be concerned about. Asphalt granules can become loose from your shingles due to increase rain and wind. Granules help to protect your shingles from the sun’s UV rays. Shingle granules also help to make your roof more durable. The less granules your shingles have the more likelihood of your roof suffering damage from the suns harsh rays.
Springtime can also bring extreme fluctuations in temperatures. As a result, your shingles may expand (in warm weather) and or contract (in cold weather). Fluctuations on shingles can sometimes lead to splitting. The more split shingles you have increases the likelihood that your roof could suffer damage.
Spring Maintenance for Your Roof
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Get in touch with Sprague Roofing today for your residential roofing concerns. Call us today at these numbers: Fort Collins: (970) 514-4415, Cody: (307) 578-8765, Billings: (406) 534-1222.
You can also tell us about your roofing problems or home improvement projects here. We work with homeowners in Billings, MT, Cody, WY, and in Fort Collins, CO, as well as in other areas around Colorado.