Everything is ready for Santa, all the guests are here, lots of delicious food in the oven, cooking up a storm for the big feast of Christmas Day. Presents neatly wrapped under the beautifully lit tree, and then what? A roof leak?! The last thing anyone wants to worry about is a leaking roof!
Here’s the 411 on what to look for, what to do, and how to prevent such a scenario!
- Water Damage
Stains on your ceiling can indicate that water has leaked under your roof shingles and made its way into the interior structure of your homes. This can occur from roof damage or basic wear and tear. If those stains have been there for a while though and you are certain they do not indicate imminent problems, keep in mind that they can still cause mold growth.
- Shingle Problems
As soon as the roof on your Colorado home has a couple of missing shingles or a few loose ones, it is important to have them replaced sooner rather than later. In addition to the possibility of a leak, you could also end up with a cold, drafty house that won’t make your guests feel very comfortable. You should also have shingles replaced if they are deteriorated, dented, or torn.
- Granules in the Gutters
If you’ve seen signs of granules in your gutters during recent storms or granules on the ground near the downspout, you’ll need to have your roofing shingles checked. Over time, the granules on shingles can come off which leaves the shingles exposed to harsh sunlight. This can weaken them and increase the risk of your roof leaking. Water leaking into your home during your holiday feast or while you’re all gathered around the tree singing carols is something all hosts would like to avoid.
- Shingles or Roofing Materials in the yard
Look around your property for blown off shingles or flashing. With the high winds we have here in Colorado, this can cause old shingles and roofing material to blow off and land in your yard. Keep an eye out for felt paper, shingles, or metal flashing.
Keep in mind that if you need emergency repairs this holiday season, Impact Roofing is the company to call. Our roofing professionals can handle urgent roof problems and do all repairs quickly and without leaving any mess behind for you to have to deal with. You can rest assured that with Impact Roofing your Coloradan holiday festivities can proceed as planned.
- SOLUTION= ***Complimentary Inspection****
Call us today if you are unsure! We can inspect your roof before Santa and the guests arrive to insure you are not going to experience a leaky roof during the Holidays. Jeff at 719-220-0169.