Spring is finally here, and it’s time to give your home some much-needed attention after the harsh winter months. As a roofing company, we know that this is the perfect time to inspect your roof and gutters for any damage that may have occurred over the winter. Here are some tips for maintaining your roof and gutters during the spring season.
Inspect Your Roof
The first step in maintaining your roof is to inspect it for any damage. Look for cracked or missing shingles, as well as any signs of wear and tear. Check for leaks inside your home, which could be an indication of a damaged roof. If you notice any problems, it’s important to call a roofing professional to assess the damage and make any necessary repairs.
Clean Your Gutters
Your gutters play an important role in protecting your home from water damage. During the winter, gutters can become clogged with leaves, dirt, and other debris, which can lead to water damage to your home’s foundation. It’s important to clean your gutters in the spring to ensure that they are working properly. Remove any debris from your gutters and downspouts, and make sure that they are securely fastened to your home. You can also install gutter guards to avoid annual cleaning, review GSR options here.
Trim Your Trees
Spring is the perfect time to trim any trees or branches that may be too close to your home. Trees that are too close to your home can cause damage to your roof and gutters, especially during a storm. Make sure that any branches are at least 10 feet away from your home, and trim back any branches that are overhanging your roof. If you have this work done by an outside agency make sure they follow all applicable guidelines.
Check Your Attic
Your attic can give you valuable insight into the health of your roof. Check for any signs of water damage or leaks, as well as any signs of mold or mildew. Proper attic ventilation is important to prevent moisture buildup, which can lead to these problems.
Schedule a Professional Inspection
Even if you don’t notice any problems with your roof or gutters, it’s a good idea to schedule a professional inspection in the spring. A roofing professional can identify any potential problems before they become major issues, saving you time and money in the long run. If you do find issues that may be covered by insurance follow these tips for filing a claim
In conclusion, spring is the perfect time to give your home some much-needed attention. By inspecting your roof and gutters, cleaning your gutters, trimming your trees, checking your attic, and scheduling a professional inspection, you can ensure that your home is protected from any potential damage. As a roofing company, we’re here to help with all of your roofing needs. Contact us today to schedule a professional inspection.