A Spring Cleaning Checklist For Your Roof
Spring is just around the corner and we all know what that means: spring cleaning! You may need to de-clutter your garage and basement, dust around your home, and tidy up your landscaping. Amidst all of those cleaning projects, don’t forget that your roof needs a little TLC, too!
Winter can leave your roof with leaks, missing shingles, and mold. If you catch problems right away, repairs can be minimal. This is why it’s a good idea to go through a spring cleaning checklist and assess the state of your home’s roof.
Here are a few steps to get you started:
Clean out your gutters
You may have already cleaned your gutters out this past fall, but they may be full of leaves and debris, once again, after the winter. Hire a professional (or carefully climb your ladder) to make sure all pathways are clear, so water can flow uninhibited. A backup in your gutters during the rainy days of spring can cause serious complications!
While you’re busy cleaning, make sure to check for signs of wear and tear on your gutters. A functional gutter system is important for roof protection. Rust and corrosion are easily identifiable signs that your gutters may need to be replaced. If you’re unsure of what to look for when trying to identify problems with your gutters, consult a roofing expert for advice.
Examine your roof for loose shingles and flashing
Don’t climb up onto your roof (it’s too dangerous) – but look over the exterior from the ground. Check for any gaps in the shingling and inspect for shingles that seem loose. Also look for signs that your flashing is buckling or tearing away from your roof.
Call a professional to make repairs as needed. It’s easier to stop any damage right away rather than letting the problems build up. Problems can become more extensive and expensive unless you use spring cleaning as an opportunity to address them.
Trim Down Branches
Have your trees grown and begun to cast shadows over your roof? A hanging tree branch is an accident just waiting to happen. Cut back vegetation so it doesn’t threaten your roof! As a bonus, this will also reduce the amount of leaves you’ll have to clean out of your gutters in the future.
Look inside of your attic
Check for any signs of water damage and mold growth inside of your attic and on the ceilings of your home. If you see staining or smell mildew, it’s best to call a roofer so they can pinpoint the cause of the damage and make repairs quickly – before it has a chance to get worse!
Spring is in the air. It’s the perfect season to ensure your roof is functioning properly and is still in good condition. Get in touch with Solid Rock Roofing if you think you have a roofing issue and we’ll provide you with fast, efficient roof repairs so you can get back to focusing on other areas of your home that need spring cleaning as well.