After the harsh Central Iowa winter conditions, spring provides an excellent time to clean both the inside and outside of your house. However, you are likely to encounter several problems with your roof that may need additional attention. In this article, we are going to briefly talk about the 7 most common residential roof problems during spring:
Sagging Roof The heavy ice and snow during winter can affect the structural integrity of your roof. Depending on the weight of the snow that has accumulated on your roof, it may cause them to sag. We usually recommend clearing the accumulated snow using a roof rake, especially when working with a flat roof area.
Leaks With the rising spring temperatures, the melting snow may cause your roof to leak. Stains on the ceilings or walls may be an indication of a leaking roof. Consider contacting a trusted professional roofing company to inspect your roof and fix the problem.
Clogged and Damaged Gutters Spring is the perfect time to inspect your gutters and downspouts for any debris or damage. Use the time to clear the drainage and prevent water from pooling on your roof.
Pest Issues As the spring arrives, inspects and animals start recovering from hibernation. Consequently, you are likely to have pest problems as the weather warms. With the roof becoming a natural habitat for these critters, watch out for squirrels, ants, birds, and termites. You can use guards to protect the most vulnerable parts of your roof, eaves, and chimney.
Failed Sealants Central Iowa cold weather in winter causes certain building materials to expand. When the weather warms in spring, they may expand slightly. The contraction and expansion process may cause sealants to fail. They tend to crack and warp, leading to gaps that cause water to sneak in and damage the flashing.
Trapped Moisture Debris and older leaves from the previous call can get trapped under new plant growth. In turn, moisture is trapped underneath and can damage the shingles.
Curling Shingles Severe weather can cause shingles to wear out. The best time to have a look at the shingles is during spring. You will be able to spot any that is worn out and have it fixed.
Get Roofing Solutions
Iowa Roofing Company offers roofing solutions for clients in Central Iowa. If you are looking for a professional to inspect and repair your residential roofs during spring, contact us today at 515-243-1255.