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Preventative Roof Maintenance
MHEC wants each customer to be educated and well-informed concerning your roofing needs. The following information is provided on the internet from many roofing manufactures and their ongoing effort to educate home owners about residential and commercial roofing.
*Caused by improper installation *Caused by drying and cracking *Can usually be repaired without replacing roof
*Caused by improperly applied felt (buckling) *Caused by movement in deck (buckling) *Caused by under saturation in felt in Organic-based shingles (curling)
*Caused by moisture in shingles *Caused by excessive of use asphalt plastic cement
*Caused by growth of airborne algae deposited on roof *Common problem in warm, humid climates *Algae resistant shingles available regionally
*Caused by absorption of moisture by mat at the core of the shingles *Common problems with organic-based Shingles
*This is a peaked saddle construction at the back of a chimney, preventing the accumulation of snow and ice to deflect water around the chimney. Prolonging replacing your damaged roof can result in extensive and costly interior damage. Due to the frequency of Colorado severe storms, MHEC bi-annual roof inspections and maintenance can be effective in prolonging the life against those elements.
Improper Slope Damage
Ponding Water Damage
Flat Roof Damage
Preventing Ice Dams with Snow Gaurds/Roof Diverters
Prevent ice dams with roofing heat tape from Home Depot! Ice dams occur when snow melts near the ridge lines of warm roofs (roofs without adequate ventilation). As the water runs down the roof to the overhang, it cools and freezes. If the snow continues this melt and freeze process, an ice dam can form that can seep under the shingles, through the decking and into the house. This, of course, can cause serious roof leaks–even in freezing temperatures.
The best prevention to ice dams is a well-ventilated (cool) roof. Additional protection for your roof can be applied with an impermeable ice and water membrane. The membrane is installed on top of the decking, under the roofing material. Temporary prevention of ice dams can also be done through the use of electric cables along the eaves of the roof (where the dams usually form). However, new ice dams can form above the cables and still cause extensive damage.