Spring Roof Maintenance Tips
Your home’s roof is one of the most important pieces of your home’s exterior. Functioning as your home’s first line of defense against the elements, keeping your roof in good repair is essential for the health of your home. This means that it’s important to keep an eye on your roof and stay on top of any issues that may arise. One of the best times to examine the integrity of your roofing system is in the spring when the winter thaw is finished. This can help reveal issues that have remained frozen beneath the snow, and should be an important piece of any homeowners maintenance routine. For those who are interested in learning a bit more about what they should keep an eye out for on their roof this spring, keep reading below for more information!
Clean Your Gutter System
One of the most important pieces of roofing maintenance you can perform is cleaning your gutter system. While they are overlooked by most homeowners, your gutter system serves an essential function for your home by routing water away from your home’s siding, & foundation. Furthermore, having a gutter system that isn’t backed up with debris keeps it from flowing under your starter shingles. Therefore, keeping your gutter system free of debris is essential to the health of your property. Cleaning your gutter system should be one of your top priorities when it comes to spring roofing maintenance.
Examine The System
Once you’ve ensured that your gutter system is flowing freely, you should take the time to thoroughly examine your roofing system and assess it for signs of damage. Check your shingle for obvious signs of damage like breaks, or shingles that are fully missing, but also keep an eye out for the more subtle signs, like a gutter system that’s full of granules, warping, or other smaller signs of damage. If you notice that your shingles are damaged, be sure to at least perform repairs to keep your home protected from spring & summer showers!
Keep An Eye Out For Mold & Algae
One of the most common roofing issues that homeowners find after prolonged periods of moisture resting on their shingles is mold & algae. These grow in damp roofing conditions, which are typically common during the winter months, particularly on the humid Atlantic coast. While removing mold & algae is generally a simple, straight-forward process, leaving it to grow on your shingle system will quickly cause damage, and it’s important that you address the growth promptly. Keep an eye out for any black, brown, or dark-green swathes of growth on your roof!
Contact Us Today
Keeping your roof well-maintained is essential for the health of your home, and there is no better time to examine the roofing system than in the spring when your roof is freshly thawed out after being exposed to the elements for a prolonged period of time. If you find that you’re in need of a new roof for your home this spring, our team at Amiano & Son Construction is ready to assist! You can contact our team today by calling us at (609) 268-5923 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roof installation needs!