As winter melts into spring within the next few weeks, you can expect the air to feel lighter and more happy moods all around. That is not just true for you and those around you, but also the surrounding environment and nature. Even your home will be glad to transition from the cold winter to warm spring.
The fact that winter and summer are the extreme seasons in North America also means these are the periods when your roof will experience the harshest conditions. As you welcome the warmth, you need to pay attention to the state of your roof. Some spring maintenance may be necessary to deal with winter’s roofing problems. The following post explains why this is a good time for a roof inspection:
At its most basic, a roofing inspection is a preventative roof maintenance job that ensures that your roof isn’t in need of roof services. Whether you’re up for climbing a ladder or aren’t the biggest fan of heights, there are various methods of checking your roof for potential damage. Check out the following tips.
Take a Walk
Damaged shingled roofs will typically have missing shingles. Walk the perimeter of your home and see if you can spot any laying on the ground. If so, you may be in need of roof repair. Read more at Roofworks Inc…
There are specific parts of your roof you should check for damage and carry out some cleaning as winter disappears into spring. The following post describes them:
Start with the gutters. From the ground, inspect them to determine if any separated from their hinges (ice can cause this) during the winter. Then, climb a ladder and clean any leaves and sticks from your gutters. After completing this task, use a hose to gradually flush out any additional debris from the gutters and downspouts.
Next, look for any shingles that may be cracking, buckling, or otherwise damaged. Broken shingles can deteriorate even more under the hot summer sun; get them repaired now before your roof suffers more damage. Also, look for any cracks in the flashing around chimneys and vents. Read more at Brax Roofing…
The next thing to be aware of is the issues that need immediate attention. These are the ones that if postponed even for one more day could be detrimental to your home’s wellbeing. The following post describes them in detail:
Things That Require Immediate Attention:
- Missing or broken shingles: This is the most important as we explained above. If you want to avoid a plethora of roofing issues, make sure your roof is secure with no missing or broken shingles.
- Signs of moss or algae: if you have any of these growing, this means your shingles are rotting. Rotting shingles can result in a lot of expenses. Never take moss or algae lightly.
Deteriorating shingles: this means that shingles that are curling, buckling and blistering need to be carefully looked at. This is a major red flag. Read more at American Standard Rooofing…
Taking the above measures will go a long way in ensuring you enjoy a relaxed spring. It’s just as important to hire roofing contractors that are qualified to perform the inspection and repairs on your roof. If you are in Annandale VA and are looking for a qualified roofing contractor, don’t hesitate to call us.