Spring Cleaning Checklist For Your Roof!
As the weather starts to get warmer and the trees spring into bloom, families begin migrating outside to take advantage of the season. With more time being spent outside, spring cleaning checklists start developing and the projects begin! Rarely do people think about spring cleaning the roof. However, it’s important to remember that your roof needs some care, especially after the harsh winter months. That’s why we’ve put together this spring cleaning checklist for your roof!
Tackle Your Gutters
The first step to a spring cleaning for your roof is to get to work on your gutters. After the winter months have passed, chances are they’re clogged full of debris and withering leaves. Even if you did an immaculate job cleaning them out in the fall, time takes its toll. else fails, take it apart, find the source and put it back together again. Once you have cleaned your gutters, make sure to check for any damage.
Inspect Your Roof
As we’ve talked about on this blog before, our roof shingles are the first line of defense for the harsh conditions our homes face. There are a number of things to watch out for regarding your shingles, but try to do an examination as best as you can from the ground. Getting on your roof can be dangerous and should be avoided as much as possible, always make sure to call in a professional if you see any of the following:
- Missing Shingles
- Curling Shingles
- Stained Shingles
- Branches on the Roof
- General Wear and Tear
Check From the Inside Out
An often-overlooked step for spring cleaning your roof is checking inside (generally in the attic) for damages. Go inside and inspect if you see any mold or moisture. If you see any sources of light from your roof, this is also a bad sign and possibly a hole in the roof.Don’t ignore these signs. Call the professionals, at H&H immediately so they can come and give you a more thorough inspection and control the problem.
Keep in mind that while you may think that you’ve covered all of your bases, there is the possibility that your roof has incurred damage that can’t be seen. Small details are hard to notice if you’re not sure what to look for. In fact, most people won’t be able to pinpoint small holes, rusting and any blistering that has occurred. Regardless of how close you are to the damage, sometimes you just need to call the pros.