Regular roof maintenance keeps your home’s exterior looking great and ensures your family stays safe and warm. While it can be scheduled at any time of the year, doing so in spring has its benefits. In this post, renowned roofing contractor Blackstone Exteriors shares everything to know about spring roofing maintenance.
The outdoor conditions commonly experienced in spring are conducive for performing outdoor home maintenance tasks, including roof inspections. A roofing team can identify potential issues since there won’t be inclement weather that can prevent them from doing the job.
Also, given that your roof has been exposed to the harsh winter conditions, scheduling a maintenance check this spring is necessary to head off problems that may become worse if not addressed promptly. With this, you can save money on frequent but costly repairs.
Your roofers will perform the following during roof maintenance.
Inspect Roof for Damage. They will check for missing, cracked, blistered or loose shingles, fixing them promptly so your roof’s won’t be exposed to the water infiltration that can compromise the structure’s integrity.
Examine Gutters and Downspouts. Contractors will also make sure the gutter system, including the downspouts, is free of debris. Functioning gutters and downspouts allows water runoff to flow properly away from your property.
Investigate Moss or Algae Growth. The roofers will also remove mold, algae and moss off the roof surfaces. These types of organic growth can make your roof look unsightly.
Check for Animal Damage. Small animals, including certain types of rodents and insects, can make your roof their breeding ground. The roofers will make sure there isn’t animal damage to prevent infestation problems in the future months.
Patch Up Leaks. Rely on a professional inspection to detect more subtle signs, such as water stains and odors inside your house, which are correlated with leaks around flashing on fireplace chimneys, vents and skylights.
As a leading residential roofing contractor, Blackstone Exteriors offers a wide range of innovative, cost-efficient and dependable roofing services. When our experienced team performs inspections, we look for signs of deterioration, damage and leaks. Roofs composed of wood are also checked for signs of rot and pest infestation. If any issues are discovered, we will work closely with you to map out a plan of action that may include scheduling a roof repair or replacement.
Get started by giving us a call at (515) 720-2158 or filling out our contact form for an estimate.