Spring Cleaning: Don’t Ignore Your Roof

With winter coming to an end, many people start to think of spring cleaning. While most people think about decluttering their garage or living spaces, your roof needs some attention at this time of year.

A harsh winter can leave your roof with a number of issues including leaks, missing shingles, and even mould. If you can catch the problems early on, the cost of repairs can be minimal. Here are four things to add to your spring cleaning checklist for your roof.

1. Check and Clean your Gutters

Most people clean their gutters in the fall when they’re full of leaves and debris, but it should be done every spring once the winter has ended. If this isn’t something you’re comfortable doing, it’s best to hire a professional to avoid any additional damage to your roof. If you’re a DIY kind of person, carefully climb onto a ladder and make sure that the gutters are clean so that any water can flow properly. A backed up gutter can cause serious problems once the water starts to build up. While you’re cleaning your gutters, you should also look for signs of wear and tear or damage to your gutters. A functional gutter system is crucial to your roof. If you spot any signs of rust, it is wise to have them replaced before they start breaking away and cause damage to your roof.

2. Look for Loose Shingles

This is something you can do from the ground. Look carefully for any gaps in the shingles or for any shingles that appear loose and may come off during high winds. If you notice any loose shingles, call a professional to make the repairs as soon as possible. It’s easier to prevent further damage than to allow it to become a bigger problem. Loose shingles can lead to far more extensive and costly repairs.

3. Trim any Overhanging tree branches

Even over the winter months, trees continue to grow. Tree branches that are hanging over the roof or touching the roof can be a serious threat to your roof and your home, as well as increasing leaf buildup in your gutters. It’s best to hire a professional to tackle any issues with branches near your roof or your home.

4. Check the Interior of your Home for Damage

While your roof may appear fine on the outside, there can be damage to the interior of your home if there are issues present. Check your attic and ceilings of your home for any water damage or mould growing on the interior of your home. If you see any staining, get in touch with a roofer as soon as possible to pinpoint the exact cause of the damage and have a repair made quickly to prevent the damage from getting worse.

Spring is the perfect time to ensure your roof is functioning properly and in optimal condition. Get in touch with our roofing experts at In Awe Roofing to book your Roof inspection today, to prevent any damage from occurring, and repair any roofing issues quickly and efficiently, so you can get back to focusing on other areas of your home that need some added Spring Cleaning.