Are you making your spring cleaning to-do list? If so, doing some roof inspection and maintenance should be one of your main priorities. From checking for roof leaks to dealing with damaged gutters and valleys, there is a number of tasks you have to complete in order to greet spring with a safe and sturdy roof.
First and foremost, it’s essential to clean your roof of dirt and debris. Mud, soot, branches, and all kinds of dirt can easily accumulate on roofs, and not cleaning them on time can lead to permanent damage. Like any household or outdoor item, regular cleaning will extend its life. For a metal roof, periodic cleaning helps maintain the integrity of the panels and helps remove any particles on the surface that could degrade the paint system or even the substrate.
Although you can clean your roof on your own, you need to be extra careful and have someone help you. Generally speaking, it is better to contact a professional roofing company with the safety and cleaning equipment necessary for the task.
Holes and tears can easily appear on your roof. Even though they might be small and seemingly insignificant, it is crucial to address them as soon as possible. Otherwise, you could be risking further, more severe damage.
For example, even a tiny hole could lead to small leaks inside your home. That can, in turn, cause mold and mildew growth, endangering your whole family’s health. Plus, small tears can expand with time, so catching them early is important.
Although you should check your entire roof for leaks, make sure to pay special attention to your roof valleys. Water can easily accumulate in these slanting parts of your roof, increasing the risk of tears and holes.
By checking on your gutters, you will tackle two potential issues at once. For one, you’ll ensure that the gutters are in one piece and have no obstructions that prevent them from functioning normally. In addition, you’ll be able to assess the state of your shingles.
Namely, if you notice asphalt particles in the gutters, you can be sure that your shingles are damaged and need replacing. That is an especially important task in the spring after a heavily rainy or snowy winter.
To ensure your roof is truly ready for every new spring season, it is essential to do maintenance checks at least once a year. Even more importantly, these checks should be performed by a trusted roofing company. That way, any potential issues can be resolved in time and without too high a cost.
At Tadlock Roofing, we have experience with all types of roofing issues. We will inspect your roof for any damage and give you a free quote. Then, if you choose to employ our services, we will do any necessary cleanup and repairs to make sure your roof is safe once more.
Contact us today and kick off spring with a flawless roof!