6 Common Spring Roof Issues

There are many common spring roof issues you may face as the season changes. It’s finally starting to feel like Spring! The flowers are blooming, the trees are budding and your roof is leaking?! Now that winter is over, you may discover some unpleasant conditions in your roof.  Here’s what to look for:

  1. Gutter Problems. Having clogged gutters can lead to water to collect on the roof, leading to leaks and water damage. Make sure your gutters are cleared of any debris.
  2. Leaking Roof. Spring rains can seep into the weakened areas of your roof and cause damage to your home. Look for any visible areas inside your home such as stains on your ceilings or walls.
  3. Damaged or missing shingles. Cold weather takes a toll on shingles; they can crack, warp or curl. Once this happens, the shingles no longer work properly and they will need to be replaced.
  4. Trapped Moisture. Moisture can come from snow as it melts, rain and plant debris. Once plant debris rots, it draws moisture from the air and spreads it through the shingles. The trapped moisture can look like a leak, mold or even a sagging roofline.
  5. Deteriorating Chimneys. Over the years, chimneys can develop cracks. Once a crack is formed, water can seep into it and cause damage.
  6. Unwelcome guests. Pests can damage your roof when they build nests and reproduce. They can settle in insulation, chew through wiring and even carry diseases!

If you have questions about what you can do to help rid your roof of these common spring roof issues, call Down Under Roofing today. We are local to Kansas City, and have experience working with insurance companies. Down Under Roofing has a proven track record and is licensed and insured. Contact the team today to see how we can help you with your gutter and roofing needs.