Now that spring has arrived, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of longer days and warmer weather. For the past few months, your roof has weathered cold temperatures, thick snow, freezing winds, and lots of melting. Designed for protection, your roof has done its job through the winter months. Spring is now the time to inspect your roof for damage that it may have incurred, and have repairs taken care of quickly, to prevent further damage from becoming a problem.
We’ve Made Spring Roof Maintenance Easy With These Quick Tips
Spring is everyone’s favorite time to plant flowers and taylor the lawn for perfect summer colors. In doing your spring yard work, be sure to check around your house, and be intentional about inspecting the condition of your snow-free roof from the ground. Start by looking for loose or cracked shingles still attached to the roof, as well as any exposed underlay where a shingle used to be. Circling the perimeter of your home could help you to find any fallen or displaced shingles, as well as any other debris that once was attached to your roof.
No matter what time of year it is, experts suggest you never climb up on your roof yourself. The damage you see from the outside of your home, could be an indicator that it is time to call a professional roofing contractor or home inspector to evaluate the damage and provide you with solutions.
Recognizing storm damage or common wear on your roof from the outside is not always easy. Sometimes the damage is not visible, leading homeowners to believe that they don’t need to take any further steps to inspect their roof. This common misconception could wind up costing you a lot more money down the road, not to mention the damage it could lead to on both the inside and outside of your home.
Once you’ve checked the perimeter of your home, it’s important that you move inside and inspect your walls and attic. Walls that have mysterious water stains are usually a sign of roof damage or siding damage. In any case, you’ll want to call a roofing professional immediately to remove the moisture and prevent more from getting into your house. The same inspection should be done in your attic, to ensure that moisture has not come into your home, or begun to reside in the insulation.
Proper spring roof maintenance could mean the difference between repairing a few minor damages, and having to replace your roof all together. Care for your roof this spring and ensure it is effective in protecting your family and belongings for years to come.