Spring is the time to give your home a fresh start after a long, harsh winter. Spring roof maintenance is an essential part of maintaining the exterior of your home. The maintenance you do in the spring will help protect your home and extend the life of your roof all year long! If you’re not sure where to start with your spring roof maintenance, follow this simple checklist!
Roof inspections check for damaged or missing shingles that need to be repaired or replaced. You perform a basic roof inspection yourself by examining at the surface of your roof and checking for obvious signs of damage. Looking up at your shingles from inside the attic is another good way to check for damage. If you can see light shining through into the attic, your roof is likely in need of repairs. However, while your roof inspections are best when they’re done by an experienced roofing contractor who knows exactly what signs of damage to look for.
Cleaning Your Gutters
A blocked gutter system will make it harder for water to drain off of your roof and increase the risk of water damage. Clean your gutters each spring to remove any leaves, sticks, or other debris that could block the flow of water. Use your hose to flush the gutter system once you’re finished cleaning to ensure there’s not a blockage out of your view in the downspout.
Look for Mold
During the roof inspection, keep an eye out for any mold or algae growth on your shingles. Mold on your roof is fairly common and can typically be treated without needing to replace the shingles. If there’s excessive mold growth or it’s spread under the shingles, a deeper inspection and repairs will likely be needed. Consult a contractor before trying any DIY methods of mold removal on your shingles!
Document the Damage
As you work through your spring roof checklist, document any damage you find. This includes damaged shingles, gutters, and mold growth. Documentation is important because it can be submitted to your homeowner’s insurance company for compensation that may help cover the cost of repairs. If damage occurs immediately following a storm, your homeowners’ insurance should cover the majority of the cost for repairs.
Contact Us Today
If you’re in need of a new roof for your home this spring, our team at Quinn’s Construction is happy to be able to offer our roofing services! You can reach out to our team today by calling us at (978) 307-8665 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to assisting with your roofing needs!