Roof maintenance is very important and should be performed regularly to lengthen the life of your roof. Without roof maintenance, your roof can incur leaks, mold, dry rot, and other serious problems. Threats to the health of your roof begin to increase as the weather heats up. While regularity of maintenance is critical, springtime presents problems that summer and winter do not. Here are a few ways to deal with the maintenance challenges that springtime presents.
The winter months can be hard on your roof, so maintenance during the spring is imperative. Heavy snow and ice mixed with leaves from the fall season can lead to clogged and damaged gutters. Any damaged or clogged areas in your gutters should be repaired before spring storms hit. This will ensure you are ready for the heavy rains, protecting your home and its foundation.
If you have any overhanging tree limbs, trim them up as soon as possible. The job will be easier if there is less overgrowth, and it will prevent increased mold and moss growth on your roof once there is more moisture in the air.
Finally, examine your roof for any missing or damaged shingles, cracks, or leaks. Not addressing these issues before more serious springtime storms can result in damage that will cost thousands of dollars to repair. If you spot any of the aforementioned problems, contact a roofing professional for a more thorough inspection and any necessary repairs.
If you would like to schedule a roof inspection or roof repair, or if you simply have any questions for us, give our office a call at (918) 936-3703.