The snow has finally melted as spring has arrived. However, with pleasant weather comes an array of serious roofing problems. You should look at different structural issues at your rental properties and plan ahead for the possibilities of flooding in the rainy season and post-winter hazards.

Here below are the most typical roofing issues you’ll face in the spring in Burbank, along with the ways to resolve them.

1. Shingles that aren’t at the Right Place

Roofs are designed to survive somewhere between 15 and 50 years. It means they can virtually withstand everything. They do, however, require care, particularly after very harsh winters. You may even have to replace some key materials when required. It is especially true for shingles, which frequently curl, distort, and fracture in cold conditions.

Burbank 12 Roofing Company takes care of the potential shingle concerns when inspecting your property’s roof for the first time in the spring. It is also easier for us to clean your gutters since we have a better view from this perspective. If we find any missing or damaged shingles, we replace them immediately.

2. Broken or Blocked Gutters: Most homeowners neglect to clean their gutters in the winter, and new tenants who are unfamiliar with these problems tend to overlook them completely. The effects of cold weather on drainage systems can be disastrous. Ice buildup can force them to become weighed down, resulting in cracks and breaks.

Why should you clean your gutters if they are clogged or broken? It may not appear to be a major concern at first, but water and debris may do substantial damage to roofs over time.

  • Roof Leaks: If your gutters don’t drain properly, moisture will collect where they’re joined to the roof. It may result in leaks both inside and outside of your property.
  • Base Damage: When there is no direct opening to another area to pass the rainwater, water can pool around your property foundation from several directions.
  • Mold Impact: Mold develops in excess accumulated water, causing erosion and, worse, health and hygiene issues.

You may have to engage a professional company like us to completely replace the entire roofing system. Still, it depends on the extent of the damage sustained throughout the winter.

3. Worn out Membranes: Changes in temperature and excessive moisture can cause the membrane beneath your roof’s shingles or tiles to give in. This section of the roof is responsible for keeping water out in the first place. If your roof membrane has deteriorated, heavy rain will most certainly cause damage in the spring.

Keep an eye out for leaks inside the property. If you or your tenants notice excessive moisture, you should instantly inform our technicians to inspect the roof. It is not a process you should take on yourself. They can pinpoint the reasons for water seepage. It’s best to act swiftly to counter mold growth.

4. Damage to the Chimney: During the winter, your roof chimney is likely to take a blow. If your home is too old, it may develop cracks and holes that will add to the problem. Water from outside can enter into the openings after a continuous snowfall. As the temperature drops, the moisture will solidify, causing the chimney structure to change its shape.

This natural process can cause problems for your chimney and roof. It may collapse, resulting in roof damage. One should make sure the chimney is properly maintained so that you have a few problems in the coming spring season.

5. Nesting Pockets for Animals: When the weather turns cold between November and December, you’ll notice a notable fall in wildlife activity outside. It’s since most creatures seek warmer settings throughout the winter and residential properties are ideal makeshift arrangements for them.

If you notice breaches in the siding or roofing, you will understand that some wild animals may have gained access. If you have renters, urge them to watch out for a potential infestation. Muffled noises, animal droppings, and pest reports are instances of these indicators. Insects such as ants and termites may reappear in the spring and cause additional hazards.

Conclusion

As you’ve seen, spring itself does not trigger many challenges for your roof. However, the seasons, before and after (winter and rainy seasons), can expose your roof to a range of flaws. These five are the most common, but keep an eye out for other problems and keep in mind that delaying will never cure your roof. It’s a question of safety to get it fixed as soon as possible. If you insist, we can inspect your roof and proceed further.

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