Homeowners often associate springtime with cleaning and yardwork. Outdoor maintenance tasks rise to the top of the to-do list. However, as homeowners begin to tackle these projects, they may overlook one of the most important areas for maintenance – the roof!
The long season of snow and ice, followed by a long season of rain, can turn small, unnoticeable roof cracks into full-blown leaks and problems. In order to prevent any issues with your roof, you should follow these simple maintenance tips:
Clean Your Gutters
Make sure you clean your gutters early in the spring, and continue to check them throughout the season. If you aren’t already, be sure to use a special gutter scoop when cleaning them out so that you can avoid damaging them. You can also put a tarp on the lawn to throw debris on to make clean-up faster and simpler.
Inspect Your Shingles
Look for any shingles that are missing or worn down and replace them. If you aren’t comfortable climbing onto your roof, you can visually inspect part of your roof from the ground. If you do notice large areas where the shingles are damaged, you might need to repair or replace the roof this spring.
Look For Mold & Algae
Did you know that it is pretty common to find mold and algae on your roof? Roofs collect moisture throughout the winter, so it isn’t uncommon to find mold or algae there. If you do see them, it is better to go ahead and remove them to avoid them causing additional damage or health concerns. There are many DIY treatment options to remove any mold on your roof, but before you start pouring chemicals on it, it is always a good idea to talk to a professional roofer first.
Schedule A Professional Inspection
If you notice anything sketchy on your roof, or if you don’t feel comfortable doing a thorough inspection yourself, schedule a professional proof inspection. A licensed and professional roofer will be able to determine exactly what your roof may need – such as a repair, replacement, or just a patch.
Contact Us Today
Your roof plays a key part in protecting your home from moisture and wind, so it is vital to keep it in top condition. This may mean investing in professional inspections and small repairs now to avoid much bigger costs later. Think about it – is it better to have the peace of mind of knowing that a professional has inspected your roof and determined it is fine or pay for the cost of a roof replacement (as well as interior damage as a result)?
Are you in need of a roof replacement for your Massachusetts home? Our team at Advanced Roofing is ready to assist! Reach out to us today by giving us a call at (978) 440-5020 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roofing needs!