Springtime and spring storms are just around the corner, and roof maintenance is an important part of having a healthy roof when storms come. Not only will regular roof maintenance lengthen the life of your roof, but it will also save you money since you will not have repairs as often. There must be a method to the madness, however, and you should not perform roof maintenance without a plan. Here is a good plan to follow for your roof maintenance in the future.
Firstly, roof maintenance should be performed regularly – at least twice a year. A good time for these checks is once in the spring and once again in the fall. The spring check will cover all the bases following winter weather, and the fall check will allow you to see what spring storms and the hot summer sun did to your roof. It will also allow you to prepare for the winter.
When you perform your maintenance, if you can, get up on your roof. Walk around and look for things like hail damage, wind damage, missing granules, and missing shingles. It is also wise to clean out your gutters, clear your roof of debris, and trim any overhanging tree limbs. This will allow your roof to drain properly when storms come.
We also recommend that you schedule a professional roof inspection at least once a year. This is to make sure you did not overlook anything during your maintenance. This could end up saving you thousands of dollars.
If you would like to schedule a roof inspection or if you have any other questions about roof maintenance, please feel free to contact our office at (918) 936-3703.