The spring season means for many homeowners to work on tackling their annual spring cleaning regime. As it is a great time to ensure that your house is clean and tidy, it is also the perfect time to make sure that your roof is in the best condition. Your roof should be maintained on a yearly basis, and following these steps could end up saving you money and plenty of hassle of having your roof repaired or replaced.
Clean Out Your Gutters
Gutters that have seen better days are an indicator that there are problems with your roof. Although it is mild, the winter season can leave gutters clogged with rotting leaves, twigs, and other debris. They don’t seem like a big deal if they’re stuck in your gutters. However, if you let these pile up over time it can compromise the condition of your roof. It is always better to clean ahead rather than ignoring your roof and gutters than being faced with bigger problems in the future that may require a roof repair or replacement.
Trim Nearby Tree Branches
It may not pop up at first on your mind that branches could harm your roof, but it is actually one of the biggest threats! When strong winds and storms make their way, tree branches and other foliage can fall onto your roof, potentially puncturing the roofing system or causing other serious problems. The best way to avoid these damages from your yard’s trees is to trim back any branches that are overhanging or near your roof.
Check The Attic
By doing just a quick inspection on your attic, you may be able to reveal potential issues with your roofing. Any water damage, wood rot, or mold can be dead giveaways for damage, such as a roof leak.
Schedule A Roof Inspection
By regularly inspecting your roof, you can prevent excess damage to your home during any surprise extreme weather occurrences, particularly as the weather warms up and storm season begins. Increase the chances of catching small problems with the roof before they become larger, more difficult, and exponentially more expensive to contend with.
Every year your roof should be checked for damage to things like ventilation, skylights, joining sections, rust, and any gaps or other concerns across the roof. Checking for the damage yourself can be daunting as the best way to check is to get on the roof.
By regularly inspecting your roof, you can prevent excess damage to your home during any surprise extreme weather occurrences, particularly as the weather warms up and storm season begins.