Date Posted: Aug. 17, 2015
Many Albuquerque homeowners have, in recent weeks, been dealing with leaks on their roofs, owing to the strong storms that swept throughout New Mexico over the past few months. Unfortunately, those problems might be far from over as the climate in Albuquerque can cause leaks to form not only during stormy weather but throughout the year as well.
Albuquerque experiences fluctuating temperatures throughout the day; hot days and cold nights are the norm here. These fluctuating temperatures cause roofing materials to expand and contract, thereby causing some of the sealed transitions to crack over time. In the aftermath of storms, homes with cracked roofs face severe leaks as rainwater seeps throughout their roofing systems and thereby put their homes at risk of water damage.
Damaged shingles are common after heavy rains and high winds. Fortunately, these components are the most visible parts of the roof and are, therefore, rather easy to spot. Homeowners simply need to identify missing or broken shingles by looking for different-colored patches on the roof.
How to Deal With Roofing Problems
Other factors may contribute to a leaking roof. In any case, inspecting for leaks as part of a regular roof maintenance schedule can help preserve a roof from rapid damage.
Aside from leaks, the National Roofing Contractors Association also recommends looking out for blistering, buckling, or curling shingles as well as shingle granules in gutters. Finally, you can count on the low-cost roof maintenance services offered by companies like Chavez Roofing Corporation to keep your home’s protective cover in good condition.
Angie's List Guide To Common roofing problems, Angie’s List
Busy Times for NM Roofers, 770 KKOB, July 24, 2015