Get Your Roof Ready for Spring

Get Your Roof Ready for Spring

Spring has arrived and while you’re busy cleaning up your yard and making it look lovely, don’t forget to check on how your roof fared during the winter. The winter months can be tough on homes and if your roof has sustained any damage, it could result in even more problems come spring. Be sure to take care of your roof and make any repairs that are needed because a damaged roof can cause a domino effect of problems for your home. Check out this article for more tips on how to Get Your Roof Ready for Spring.

 

As a homeowner, you can take some simple steps to ensure that your roof is ready for the spring and summer storms ahead. Now is the perfect time to make sure your home is ready for a beautiful spring. By taking care of any minor problems now, you can avoid having to call for emergency roof repair during the busy spring and summer months. Here are some steps you can take to ensure your roof is in good shape this spring.
 

1. INSPECT AND CLEAN GUTTERS

INSPECT AND CLEAN GUTTERS

 

Spring is the perfect time to check on the state of your gutters and downspouts. Make sure to clear out any debris, such as leaves, twigs, and branches, that have accumulated over the winter months. In addition, take a look at the walls around your gutters and under the eaves for any water stains or spots. If you see any, this could be a sign that your gutters are not draining properly, which can cause problems like water damage or mold growth.

 

2. CHECK YOUR ATTIC COVERS

CHECK YOUR ATTIC COVERS

 

Take a close look at the underside of the roof deck and rafters in your attic for any water stains, black marks, or mold. If you see any mold or mildew, this could be an indication that your roof has a leak. In addition, check the insulation in your attic for mildew. If you find any mildew on the insulation, this could also be a sign of a leak in the roof.


3. TRIM YOUR TREES AND BRUSH

 

Spring is a good time to go around your house and check the trees for any branches that are weak or could break and fall onto your roof. If you remove these branches, you can avoid having to repair your roof if they fall and damage it. Also, make sure to trim your bushes and shrubs that are close to your roof to avoid any scratches or dents on your roof.
 
 
In addition to trimming your trees and brush, it’s also a good idea to contact a professional roofing contractor for a thorough inspection in the springtime. Getting on the roof is not recommended for homeowners as it can be dangerous. They should leave that kind of work to the professionals. By taking these precautions, you can help avoid any damage to your roof that could occur from branches falling.
 

When your roofing contractor arrives, they are going to:

 

4. EXAMINE THE SHINGLES ON YOUR ROOF

 

Your roofing contractor will arrive and inspect your roof for any damaged shingles. This could include shingles that look loose, cracked, curling, or missing. Depending on the severity of the damage, you may need to have some repairs done. To avoid any costly damage or future repairs, it is always best to let a qualified roofer handle any repairs that need to be made. If you want to learn more about the different types of shingle damage, you can check out other blog posts on our website.

 

5. INSPECT KEY AREAS OF THE ROOF

 

When a roofer comes to your home, they will check the exterior of your chimney, skylights, and plumbing vents for damage, as well as look at the boots and seals for wear.

 

 

To avoid any expensive future issues, it would be a good idea to have an experienced roofer come and do a full inspection and maintenance of your roof. If your roof is damaged by severe weather, it’s worth checking your homeowner’s insurance policy to see if it covers the cost of repairs. If you are not sure about what to do, you can always call a roofing contractor to help you.
 
 
EBA Roofing INC. recommends that you only check your roof from the ground and contact a professional to get on your roof to perform an inspection because it can be dangerous to do it yourself.

 
EBA Roofing INC. Certified Contractors are specially trained to help with roofing projects. To make it easy for you, you can call us anytime to schedule an appointment with our Certified Contractor.