Spring Has Arrived! Know How To Prep Your Roof
Now that the cold temperatures of winter have gone away for the year, it is time to start thinking about what needs to be done outside of your home to keep it properly maintained for the rest of the year. IT starts by performing some necessary roof maintenance that will keep it in great condition, and ensure that no damage was caused by the winter weather. Here are three things that you should do each year when spring arrives.
Gutter Inspection And Cleaning
The problem with the snow and ice in the winter is that they can cause damage to your gutters. Having water melt and freeze inside them can create a lot of weight that weighs them down, potentially damaging how they are attached to your home. That is why it is so important that you inspect the stability of the gutters and secure them back to the home if they are becoming loose.
While you're looking at the gutters, it is a good time to clean them. Get ready to scrape out all of the leaves that have been sitting there since before the winter started, and wash out the loose debris so that is flows down the main downspout.
There are many things that you can look for on your roof without being a professional roofer. Start by looking for missing or damaged shingles that could need replacement. Shingles should not be curling upward, have cracks, or be missing all of their granules.
Look at the flashing as well. Is it attached to the roof? Does it look like it is all in one piece? If not, you'll need to reattach it. The flashing prevents water from getting underneath your roofing material, so make sure that it's doing its job before you end your roof inspection.
Large tree branches that hang over your roof pose two potential problems. The first one is the limb physically falling off the tree and damaging the roof. The other is that tree branches create shade, which allow algae to grow on a roof's surface. Trimming back these large branches can help prevent both problems from happening. You want the roof to be in the sun so that it dries out after a recent rainfall, which will get rid of
For help repairing roof damage that is hard to fix on your own, reach out to local roofing contractors or roof replacement services.