3 Tips to Prepare Your Roof for Warmer Weather

Apr 2, 2020 | Roofing, Spouting

With the winter weather behind you, it’s now time to prepare your home for the warm months ahead. In addition to spring cleaning and gardening, you need to pay attention to your home’s most important structure — the roof. Below are a few tips to keep this covering intact and help you avoid costly roof repairs this spring.

How to Maintain Your Roof This Spring

1. Inspect the Shingles

Spring showers can lead to serious water damage if your roof isn’t prepared. Hire a roofing contractor to inspect for signs of missing or curled shingles, loose flashing, or mold growth. They can help identify any issues so your home isn’t susceptible to a leak or pest invasion.

2. Clean the Gutters

Your gutter system plays a crucial role in water drainage. If the gutters are clogged, water will back up onto the roof. Over time, this moisture will warp the shingles and seep into your home. After winter, clear any leaves, branches, and dirt from the gutter system to ensure water can flow through it easily.

3. Trim Overhanging Foliage

Overhanging trees are a threat to your roof during periods of heavy rain and strong winds. Excess growth can also attract pests. Trim dead, diseased, and overhanging branches and foliage to prevent them from falling on your roof or utility lines.
Although gutter maintenance might sound like a tough job, it is actually quite easy to approach. Use this guide to learn what to do and then get started.
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