Spring is probably the most opportune time of the year to complete roof maintenance on your home. The temperature has not reached the severe heat that comes with summer and those cool breezes provide the perfect platform for an Atlanta roofing company to complete roof repairs in a timely fashion. If you’re wondering how to prepare your roof for spring, here are 5 tips to help you spot possible troubles and keep everything functioning the way it should:
Examine your gutters. April showers bring May flowers and a host of other issues if your gutter system is not up to par. Add clean gutters to you spring-cleaning checklist. Remove any leaves and other debris and make sure there are no cracks or loose components.
Direct your downspout. Inspect your downspout as well to safeguard against the rainwater causing damage to your foundation. Once moisture seeps into your foundation, it can quickly spread. Downspouts should point away from the house to properly direct the flow of rainwater away from your home.
Check your shingles. Your shingles endure extreme temperatures, which is why it’s important to carefully examine them for possible damage. If you’re afraid of heights, simply inspect if from the lawn by and keep your eyes open for buckled or missing shingles. Never hesitate to contact a qualified roofing contractor to complete this task.
Examine interior walls and ceilings. Another way to survey the health of your roof is by checking your ceilings for water damage. Stains on the walls or ceiling are a dead give away to necessary roof repairs. If there is the tiniest of hole in your roof, then have it repaired immediately. The rainy weather that will proceed is sure to worsen the problem.
Trim the surroundings. Be sure to trim any branches that are hanging near and over your roof. This will prevent debris from clogging your gutters and reduce the chance of damage, resulting from fallen branches. Your roof is not meant to withstand any excess weight so by all means, keep it clean.
These tasks can seem tedious and time consuming to the busy individual. If you’re unsure of your roof inspection capabilities or if you simply desire an expert opinion, you can always trust our staff at Bell Roofing to deliver the results you deserve. Our roof estimates are always complimentary!