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Common Spring Roofing Issues & How to Avoid Them

Published on April 14th, 2020

As spring brings warmer weather it’s common for people to clean and repair their homes. Since your roof protects the rest of your home, it is a good idea to start there and make sure your roof is in good condition. Every roof should be inspected at least once annually, and spring is a great time to do it.

Check for Evidence of Leaks

Quite a lot of damage can be caused by cold winter weather and blustery Midwest winds. That’s why many homeowners experience roof leaks in the spring. Active leaks can cause a great deal of damage, so it’s important to keep an eye out for telltale signs of leaks before they become major problems. Check your ceilings and walls for any signs of water damage and reach out to our experienced team of roofers near Glencoe, IL to conduct a thorough inspection as soon as the ice melts.

If a leak is discovered, make sure to have it repaired immediately before it can cause further damage to your home. Water damage is not just unsightly, it can cause structural problems as well. 

Loose Shingles

Another common problem that tends to appear in the spring (again thanks to the nasty winter weather) is the appearance of loose or missing shingles. This may be the result of a compromised roofing membrane, loose roofing nails, or an aging roof. No matter the reason, it’s imperative to have these shingles secured or replaced as soon as possible. If this situation is ignored, you will have a much larger problem in the very near future.

Clogged Gutters

Check your gutters for an excessive accumulation of debris. Rotting leaves, twigs, and other debris can cause your gutters to clog, allowing rainwater to buildup and wash under the edge of your roof. This can cause a good deal of damage – especially during a rainy spring. It is important to clean your gutters, or have them cleaned, to ensure your roof functions as it is meant to. 

Presence of Pests

A telltale sign of structural damage to your roof or chimney is the presence of birds, squirrels, raccoons, and other wildlife. The damage may not be noticeable at first, but as these little creatures begin to build nests inside your eaves and attic, you will regret not having your roof inspected sooner. The best way to avoid unwanted guests is to have your roof thoroughly inspected by one of our dedicated roofers in Glencoe, IL. Call to book an inspection today!

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