We are almost two weeks into Spring now and every Spring, there are a number of things every homeowner should do to maintain the well-being of their homes. Near the top of that list would be Spring roof maintenance. Winters in the Northeast can be cold and brutal, meaning there is a good chance your roof took a beating in recent months. To avoid a minor roof problem turning into a much larger one, here are the steps every homeowner should follow with their respective roofs this time of year.
1. Roof Inspection
A simple but thorough roof inspection can shed light on any flaws currently existing on your rooftop. What may seem or appear as a minor flaw in the interim may turn into costly damage if left untreated. When inspecting your roof, look for holes, missing shingles, cracks, etc. Keep in mind that mold can also grow on rooftops so keep a watchful eye for any mold signs. Mold can make your roof deteriorate in no time so never ignore it. Anything that looks like a red flag to you probably is. If you do not feel comfortable inspecting your roof, a professional can always do it for you.
2. Get Rid of the Debris
It can get quite windy in the winter and there is a good chance your roof accumulated broken branches, pine needles, leaves, etc. Debris has no business being on your roof and your roof will thank you for disposing of it.
3. Clean Up Your Gutters
Gutters are a part of your roof and need to be properly maintained as well. Gutters are commonly clogged with leaves and debris so keeping your gutters clean is essential. When your gutters are not clean and do not have a clear passageway, they cannot do their jobs. In addition to making sure your gutters are clean, verify that the gutter system is hanging intact. Some homes see their gutter systems loosen after a harsh winter. The last thing any homeowner wants to see is their gutter system collapse during the rainy season.
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