Ways to Care for Your Residential Roof
Spring is here and as the weather warms up, it’s time to turn your attention to home maintenance tasks. Once the winter days are over, you may want to examine the state of your roof after the beating of ice and snow. A simple inspection in the spring will ensure that these elements haven’t caused any damage that could compromise the integrity of your roof. With that being said, here are a few tips to help take care of your residential roof in spring.
You must inspect everything, from roof shingles to flashings, soffits to sheet-metal openings, and the fascia. If you detect leaks near the roof hatches, roof windows, skylights, and vents immediately address the problem. Call a reliable roofing company to help you out.
Don’t forget to take a look at the shingles around gutters, you may be looking for damage caused by melting ice dams. These formations are large clusters of ice that form at the roof’s edge as the snow melts and freezes repeatedly. For best results, hire a licensed roofing contractor to detect if the roof has leak problems due to this phenomenon.
Cleaning the Roof
This step is critical to avoid gutter-clogging by buds, dead leaves, petals, seed pods, and any other debris that might build-up in key spots on your roof. It is paramount to get rid of all items accumulated on rooftops, drains, gutters and downspouts to ensure spring rains will properly run off the roof.
Trimming Trees & Plants
The last thing you want is your Wisteria pulling down soffits or your beautiful vine popping-off those amazing Spanish tiles on your roof. So, inspect the roof line for any overhanging tree branches or plant intrusion, and trim them.
Now your roof is ready to survive another season!
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