The weather outside is warming up which gives you the perfect opportunity to check around your house for maintenance issues. Winter weather, such as snow and ice, can cause some serious damage that if gone unchecked can turn into a nightmare. You’ll really feel the hurt from your roof when spring showers start to hit and your roof isn’t in its best condition. We’ve got some handy tips that’ll help you catch problems as soon as possible and have your roof ready for spring!
Remove Debris From Your Roof
Do a clean sweep of your roof and remove any debris that might be lingering around. Excess debris can cause clogged gutters. When your gutters are clogged roof damage can occur. Debris can also clog your ventilation stacks which can cause water damage and excess moisture buildup in your attic. Sweep your roof off and keep those gutters clean!
Check For Damage
Do a thorough check for any missing or damaged shingles on your roof. This will need immediate attention! Winter weather can be rough and if your house starts losing shingles you can be sure that decking rot will be soon to follow if the issue is not addressed. Also check for torn or missing flashing. Flashing is the material used between joints, or where two areas meet, to prevent water from seeping in. If your flashing is torn or missing, damage to your roof and what’s under your roof is inevitable. Check your roof for damage as soon as weather permits.
Inside Roofing Inspection
Check out that walls and rafters of your attic and scan the interior walls of your home for water damage. You might find things like water stains, black marks, or even mold. This is an indication that your roof has a leak. If you find mold, the issue needs to be addressed immediately! Do not put off the removal of the mold or the repairs of the roof. Mold is very unhealthy for your family.
Fix the Issues
As a homeowner when things go wrong it’s up to you to fix it. Sometimes we put things off for lack of finances or lack of time but one thing is for sure, the longer you ignore a problem the bigger it will grow. After you’ve done your checks and noted any problems you find. Figure out the best way to get the issues resolved and in the quickest way possible. A $100 fix can turn into a $1,000 fix by continuously waiting for tomorrow.
If you’ve decided that you’re going to need professional help in identifying problems and fixing them, we’ve got you covered. Here at Royal Home Improvement, we are roofing specialists! We’ve satisfied thousands of customers and with a free no-obligation quote we know we can help you with your roofing needs. Just give us a call at 1-800-414-4806. Satisfaction begins on day one!