As we sit firmly in spring and summer is just around the corner, this is the best time of year to tackle the outdoor projects. Roof maintenance is an important part of your “to do” list. There are several things you can do to help protect your roof’s health, longevity and curb appeal. Today, we at Mike’s Roofing would like to list the important spring/summer maintenance you should routinely do to help you keep the roof in better condition.
Gutters & Downspouts
The gutters, downspouts, and surrounding areas should be cleaned as one of the first projects. Make sure all of the debris is completely removed from gutters and downspouts. If not taken care of properly, the gutters and downspouts blocked with damp leaves and twigs in the canal can lead to damage to your roof and siding. Clean out the gutters for best results by a professional contractor can help you safely and correctly get it done.
Shingle Roof Inspection
After you have cleaned the debris in the gutters, downspouts, and surrounding areas, inspecting the shingles is the next step. Should any of the shingles be curling, loose, broken, or cracked, they will need to be replaced. Before any shingles fly away, if you noticed that any nails are missing or sticking up, have the nails replaced and tightly secured down.
Check Roof for Signs of Water Damage
Looking for water damage, or signs of it, is ideal, especially after the roof has dried after a rainstorm. Soft spot, and cracks on the roof should be looked for. Taking action right away can prevent further problems from occurring, such as rot or even mold developments, in the event you notice any leaks or see signs of water damage. Hire a professional to do the repairs so you know all damage is taken care of, if you have seen your even suspect water damage.
Hire a Roofing Company for a Professional Roof Inspection
A roof inspection is essential, and they should be conducted every 6-12 months. Even after your inspection you do not find cause of alarm, having a professional perform a thorough inspection can often find things you have overlooked. We will go over every aspect of the roof to ensure there are no significant issues. Should any be found, they will provide written documentation and their recommended solutions for any problems. Repairing minor issues as the begin to develop can prevent serious problems down the road. Any rot, mild growth, or other more serious problems can lead to extreme damage and costly repairs if not taken care of quickly.
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If you find in your efforts you are in need of repairs, or simply want to schedule and important inspection service, call in the certified professionals of Mike’s Roofing and we will gladly take care of the services required. A comprehensive inspection service can prevent many issues from occurring to save you money down the line. Our professional tradesmen offer quality repairs to keep your roof healthy.