The Most Common Spring Roofing Problems in Westminster (And What to Do About Them)

by | Apr 12, 2023 | Blog, Roof Repair, Westminster

Springtime is the perfect time to address any potential roofing problems. The season is in between the cold, icy, snow-filled winter, and the blazing heat of the summer sun. A homeowner can carefully inspect a home for potential problems, get them fixed, and prepare for the next extreme temperatures. What are some things to look for when doing a springtime inspection? 

Damaged Shingles

Westminster, Colorado Damaged asphalt shingle

Even though a good solid asphalt roof can last nearly 25 years, it is wise to keep watch for curled, buckled, or broken shingles. These areas of damage can cause water to seep through, moss or mold to grow, or leakage into your home. If you notice damaged shingles, be sure to get them fixed right away before the spring and summer rainstorms cause more complications. 


Have you considered the state of your gutter system? This part of your roofing system can easily be overlooked, but it is essential to water displacement. Here are some key points to ask when looking at the gutter system:

  • Are the gutters pulling away from the home? 
  • Are there areas of rust?
  • Are the fasteners loose?
  • Is the gutter paint chipping? 
  • Do the gutters need to be cleaned out? 
  • Is there evidence of plants growing in the gutters?

Take some time to thoroughly inspect the gutters so they can serve you throughout the upcoming years. 

Nesting Animals

The roofs of our homes offer many areas where little critters can start their families. We, of course, would prefer they do that family-building out in nature and not on our homes! Gutters, chimney areas, and loose shingles are excellent areas for small animals to build nests. Make sure to clean out any of these areas when you inspect your roof to encourage them to move along and build a nest elsewhere. 

Failed Sealants

Take some time and look around the areas which have been previously sealed. Do they need to be re-caulked? Has the cold and ice caused cracks in the sealants? 

If you are unsure of just what to look for, call Mile High Roofing Services in Westminster for any areas that need extra special attention. Including sealing up areas that may not be prepared for the upcoming seasons. 

Nearby Trees

spring roof damage, Westminster

One may not realize the importance of reviewing the stature of a nearby tree when discussing common springtime roofing problems. However, as those trees grow, the branches and limbs can reach out over a home and during a strong summer storm, break off and cause damage to the roof. By taking some time in the spring, and trimming back trees, the chances of broken limbs falling on a roof are minimized.  

Place your trust in Mile High Roofing Services in Westminster. We believe in providing quality craftsmanship on every project, building trustworthy relationships with our customers with courtesy and respect, and being the reliable roofing professionals our community has come to expect. We strive to do an excellent job with every project, regardless if it is a big or small project. 

Give us a call when you need assistance with springtime roof inspection or any roofing needs from full roof installations to roof repairs. We are here to help give you peace of mind and a strong solid roof over your head.