It's understandable that many Littleton, CO homeowner are worried their roof will become problematic over time due to the pandemic's forced lockdown. While the virus can't affect the roof, maintenance services that professional Littleton, CO roofers provide are put on hold. In doing so, they're not sure about their roof's condition, and nowadays is the perfect season to have the roof checked for any possible budding problems.
However, you won't have to worry much about your roof. It will endure the entire quarantine season. Here are three signs your roof is still okay.
If there's no moss but only dust, dirt, a few twigs, and bird droppings on your roof, then it can still perform well in the next few weeks. However, if you're seeing some missing, curling, or blistering asphalt shingle tiles, you have a problematic roof, but one that can last throughout the quarantine period.
When your attic has holes or massive leak passages, then it's likely your property's insulation is in a problematic state. If you're not turning up your thermostat, then it's not a huge issue. However, you won't have much problems if your roof has huge leaks for now. You can contact your trusty Littleton, CO roofer immediately after quarantine to help you with everything that you need.
If your roof turned out well during your previous roof inspection and maintenance, then it's going to last the entire quarantine period without any frills
Homeowners who are worried about their roofs only need to know about the clearest signs they need a new roof. American Dream Restoration has the following list to help you inspect and see if you have a problematic roof that needs replacement right after the quarantine.
Part 1: Perform An Interior Roof Check
The first and easiest way to evaluate your roof’s condition is to grab a flashlight and head up to your attic. Make sure you grab a flashlight with a bright beam so you don’t miss any damage and always be sure to be safe as you perform these kinds of inspections.
Once you are in your attic, see if you can identify one (or several) of these 4 signs that you need a new roof:
1) Daylight Through The Roof Boards
Before you turn your flashlight on, see if you can identify any streams of light coming through cracks or holes in your roof. If you do spot any light coming through your roof, repair or replace your roof immediately. If light is getting through your roof, then water is getting through your roof.
2) Dark Streaks & Stains
This one is also extremely easy to identify. If you see dark stains or dark streaks on the underside of your roof or running down the walls from the base of your roof, then you’re roof is likely leaking and moisture is damaging both your roof, as well as your home’s interior structure.
3) Sagging Areas
In the same way that water will make a piece of cardboard soggy and weak, water can also make the structure of your roof begin to sag. If you identify sagging areas in your roof, use your hand or a broom to lightly prod at the sagging spot. If the spot feels soft and wet or bends easily with the prod of your broom, you know you have moisture damage. (Continued)
Always remember that it pays to work with exceptional roofing professionals, such as Roper Roofing, for all your roofing needs. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can achieve with you.