Spring is a time of year when many homeowners start cleaning and making repairs to their homes. After a long year of protecting your home, your roof may have sustained damages from the wind, rain, and regular exposure to UV rays. Here’s what to watch for when cleaning and inspecting your roof this spring.
Check Your Roof For Any Loose Shingles
Missing, cracked and loose shingles could be a sign that your home’s shingles are nearing the end of their service life. Walk around your house from the ground level and look for areas where pieces of shingles are missing.
Clear Damaged Branches from Around Your Roof
Nearby and overhanging branches can fall on your roof during windy storms. Check your roof for damaged branches and remove them from the gutters and lower eaves of your roof. If you can’t get to the branches without climbing on your roof, then hire a professional.
Regularly Clean Your Gutters
Gutters are an important part of your roof’s drainage system. Clean your gutters regularly to keep the water flowing off your roof and away from your house. When cleaning your gutters, use garden gloves to protect your hands from sharp twigs and branches. Use a bucket to hold the debris you clear from your gutters. If your gutters are more than one story off the ground, hire professionals to do the job.
Inspect Your Attic
One way to tell if your roof is leaking is to go into your attic to look for water damage. If you find water damage, remember this could be from an old leak. Use a moisture meter to determine whether the leak is fresh. If your attic has a leak, contact a roofer as soon as possible.
Get Your Roof Inspected Annually
The best way to ensure your roof is in good condition is to hire a professional to inspect your roof annually. Contact the pros at Perry Roofing Contractors to get started with your annual roof inspection.