Stick with our advice and your home will be set for the spring and the summer.
Follow These Tips for Spring Cleaning from a Castle Rock Roofing Contractor
Having a well-maintained roof is essential to keeping your property safe and secure. Luckily, there are some easy steps you can take to ensure that your roof is ready for the spring months ahead.
Before we get into our tips, we must note that handling roofing tasks alone can be difficult and dangerous. As you start to spring clean your roof, make sure you always put your safety and well-being ahead of everything else. If there is any maintenance task or roofing check that makes you uncomfortable, don't hesitate to call in a professional Castle Rock roofing contractor, like Ethos.
Clear Away Any Build Up
Winter is a long time for roofs to go uncared for, and by spring, most homes will have a layer of debris on the roofing system. It’s also possible that mold or algae growths will have started to form due to the consistent moisture and debris. Since you won't be able to keep cleaning or inspect your roof with all this on top, the first thing to do is clear everything away. A simple broom can often do the trick of removing the debris from your roof.
Check for Damage
Once your roof has been cleared of any debris, you can inspect the shingles and other materials used to construct the roof. Look for any signs of wear, such as torn or missing shingles, worn caulk around seams and vents, or cracked flashing. You should also look for areas where water may be pooling or collecting due to an improper slope. If you find any of these issues, it's time to call in a professional for a full inspection and any repairs you need.
When you're finished with the surface level inspection, return safely to the ground to visually inspect your roof from underneath it. Look for any obvious signs of damage or wear that you may have missed while up on the roof. You’ll mainly want to check the soffit and fascia boards that surround the perimeter of your roof. You may spot water stains, mold growths, loose boards, or other issues. If you find any of those problems, definitely call in a roofing professional. If everything looks good on both inspections, you can rest assured that your roofing is ready for the spring season!
Pay Attention to the Gutters
One of the most important parts of spring cleaning your roof is making sure that your gutters are clean and free from debris. Gutters that are clogged can cause serious damage to your roof if left unchecked and may cause damage to other parts of your home like your siding or your foundation. A good rule of thumb is to clean them twice per year: once in spring and once in fall.
Maintain Existing Repairs
If any repairs were made to your roof during the winter, it's good to check on them during the spring. Make sure that all repairs were done properly and remain in place. Be sure to double-check for any signs of wear or damage that may have occurred due to weather conditions. It's also a good idea to keep an eye out for any new issues that may have arisen.
Get Your Roof Spring-Ready with Our Castle Rock Roofing Contractor
If you're looking to get your roofing system ready for spring, our expert contractors at Ethos are here to help. With our decades of experience in the industry, we have the skills and knowledge necessary to inspect and repair your roof throughout every season.
Schedule a FREE roof inspection today and let us help get your roof in top condition, no matter the time of year.