Spring is a crucial moment to take advantage of checking and maintaining your roof. It’s a smart idea to go through a checklist to assess the state of your home’s roof. Here are some steps to help you get started:
Look for Loose Shingles and Flashing
It’s too dangerous to actually climb on your roof, but you should definitely inspect it from the ground. You’ll want to look for gaps in the shingling as well as for shingles that appear loose. If they are loose are a hazard and can easily fly off with heavy wind. Also also keep an eye out for signs that the flashing is collapsing or separating from the roof.
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Trim Nearby Branches
Trees are wonderful and an asset to our environment, but they can be hazardous if too close to your home. A hanging tree branch is can be dangerous for your home. You might want to hire a professional arborist, who can safely cut back vegetation so your roof is not threatened. If you have proper equipment though, it is possible to do it yourself. Maintaining the trees surrounding your home will also reduce the amount of leaves that get trapped in your gutters.
Clean the Gutters
Even if you cleaned your gutters in the fall, it’s likely that they’re full of leaves and debris again after winter. You will want to make sure that all of the pathways are clear and that water can easily flow. If your gutters are backed up, then it can cause serious problems for your home, especially with spring showers.
During your cleaning check, you will also want to check for signs of wear and tear on your gutters. If they are worn down then your roof will have less protection.
Inspect Your Attic and Home
Make sure to check for any signs of water damage or mold that could be in your attic or on the ceilings. If notice staining or if you can smell mildew, you might want to call a professional roofer so they can locate the cause of the damage and repair it quickly, before it gets worse. Call Airborne Roofing at (856) 662-1382 for roofing repairs in Berlin,NJ!