Your roof just took a heavy beating during the past winter while protecting you and your loved ones from the cold. Below are 5 roofing tips for Spring that will help you prepare your roof.
It’s now your turn to give your roof a little pampering and see how well it weathered the harsh winter season.
Here are some ways to take care of your roof that you can include in your spring cleaning checklist:
5 Roofing Tips for Spring
1. Examine the Shingles
See if there are any shingles that are curling or missing because this is the earliest sign of roof damage. Doing so allows you to spot problems early on and resolve them before they could get worse.
2. Clean Gutters and Downspouts
Since spring is here, water won’t be the only thing falling on your roof. Expect seeds, leaves, and twigs to make an appearance as well. Look out for loose shingle granules as this could also indicate roof damage. Cleaning your gutters and downspouts ensures that water from the rain is drained properly and won’t overflow.
3. Inspect the Attic
The state of your attic is another indicator of roof damage. If you see water stains and sunlight passing through the ceiling or smell mildew odor, you need to investigate further to see what’s causing them.
4. Remove Tree Limbs
They may look innocent enough, but tree limbs can fall and damage certain parts of your home, including the roof.
5. Schedule a Roof Inspection
Aside from checking on the state of your shingles, you also need to inspect other parts of your roof such as gutters and flashing from time to time.
If the inspection is something you can’t do on your own or if you spot a roofing issue, it’s time to hire a professional roofing contractor who knows what they’re doing. Just give us a call at (423) 799-2173 and we’ll help make your roof ready for spring.