Spring is right around the corner, which means that it is time to start thinking about taking care of your roof. Spring is a great time to take care of roofing maintenance tasks, fix any damage from the winter, and be sure your roof is ready for the rest of the year.
Clean the Gutters
The start of spring is a great time to clean your gutters. Additionally, debris could have quickly accumulated in your gutters between when you cleaned your gutters this fall and the start of spring.
Damp twigs and leaves can get into the gutter canal, which will prevent water from properly draining from your roof. When the water doesn't drain properly, this can cause damage to your siding and roof. You can clean your gutters on your own, or you can hire a professional to clean your gutters. If you clean your gutters, be sure to use a stable ladder and have someone assist you.
At the start of spring, you should inspect your shingles. This is something that you can do from the ground, although getting up close can be helpful as well.
Check and make sure that you don't have any missing shingles. Missing shingles will need to be replaced right away. After that, you are going to want to look for curling, cracked, or loose shingles. These are shingles whose quality is degrading and that need to be replaced. If the damage is localized in a certain area, you can replace the shingles. If shingles are damaged all around your roof, you are going to want to consider replacing your roof instead.
Water Damage Inspection
Third, you are going to want to look for signs of water damage. Check your roof and see if there are any cracks on your roof. If you can get up on your roof, you will want to make sure there are not any soft spots. If there are soft spots or cracks, your roof may already have water damage that needs to be addressed. Water damage can be expensive to deal with, so you are going to want to address it immediately.
When it comes to taking care of your roof, you need to clean your gutters, inspect your shingles, and check for water damage signs. You can hire a professional roofing company to take care of all of these tasks and ensure your roof stays in good condition.