A New Homeowner’s Guide to Roofing


As the first line of defense against the elements, your roof requires close attention and upkeep. Every new homeowner should know these roofing basics about common roofing issues, preventative measures and identifying when professional assistance is needed.

New Homeowner's Guide to Roofing

Roof Maintenance

Regular roof maintenance is essential for preserving a roof’s integrity. It is crucial to schedule inspections at least twice a year, preferably during the spring and fall seasons, to catch any potential issues before they become severe. This is particularly important if you live in an area like Colorado’s Front Range, due to our hail, wind and other severe storms.

Additionally, taking preventative measures can significantly extend the roof’s lifespan. These include ensuring proper ventilation and insulation and treating your rooftops with moss and algae-resistant products in humid or damp climates.

Roof Repairs

Identifying common roofing issues is the first step, but it is essential to address them promptly. Signs of structural damage include leaks, missing or damaged shingles, and sagging or uneven rooflines. It is best to leave roof repairs to professionals, especially if there are safety concerns or extensive damage, as attempting repairs alone could void the roof’s warranty, or cause injury.

Gutter Cleaning

Clean gutters are an important component of your roofing system. Flowing gutters prevent water damage to the roof and the home’s foundation by carrying the water away efficiently. We recommend gutter cleaning at least twice a year. However, it may be necessary to do so more frequently if your home is surrounded by mature trees that drop debris throughout the year. Here are the signs that your gutters need cleaning:

  • Visible debris

  • Water overflowing during rainstorms

  • Sagging or pulling away from your home

Choose the Right Roofing Professional

When it comes time to select a roofing professional, do your research. Look for local companies with a reputable track record, and verify their licensing and insurance. Read online reviews and ask for referrals from friends, neighbors or coworkers to ensure you choose a reliable contractor.

Keep your roof in good condition as a new homeowner. Trust Bone Dry Roofing in Fort Collins, CO, for all roofing needs. We service all of the Colorado Front Range, including Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Estes Park, Windsor, Berthoud, Wellington, Longmont, Erie, Frederick, and Firestone.

Our roofers will keep your new home’s roof in good condition. Call us at (970) 364-7996 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.




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Working with Bone Dry Roofing was best decision I made to deal with a leak in my roof. They took their time to correctly determine where the leak was coming from and the best way to fix it! And, they did! Everyone I worked with from their staff was awesome! I will definitely use them again!!
Marcy K.
Initially called this company for a quote because I saw their truck in Denver and the driver used their blinker. Compared to 2 other roofing companies their quote was in the middle and was later adjusted for less materials being used than expected. After signing the contract they were ready to start the next week on a garage roof and home roof repair (weather permitting). The team was respectful of our home & our neighbor’s. Throughout the entire process the communication was great. Highly recommend!
We are so happy with the service we received from Bone Dry Roofing! Nick came out quickly and did an inspection and a quick estimate for us! The repairs were done quickly! Fernando did an amazing job! He was very friendly. We have a very pitched roof and so I was very impressed with his bravery. ( would not catch me up there ever)<br /> <br /> Very happy customer and highly recommend!
Stacy S.