Spring is knocking at the door, and it’s time to make sure your roof is ready to face the spring sun and rain after the cold winter.
Cold winter temperatures may have left a toll on your roof and the wind, snow, and ice dams may have seriously damaged it.
So now that the snow has melted and warmer and rainy days are approaching, there are a few things you should do to mitigate the damages and prepare your roof for spring.
Let the following tasks be on your checklist.
Inspect Your Roof and Gutters
Once the winter is over, your roof should be inspected for possible damages and vulnerable areas that are more likely to suffer damages in the near future. Any minor issues may worsen with the first heavy rain in spring. Certainly, a puddle of water is not something you want to see in your home.
Also, be sure to check and clean your gutters. If there’s debris or they aren’t in top-notch condition, they will not be able to properly drain the water, leading to unwanted leaks.
Inspect Your Shingles
If your shingles have been damaged under the heavy snow, you will face a lot of problems when the snow starts to melt, such as leaks on your ceiling and water stains across the walls.
But even if you don’t notice these issues, be sure to check the state of your shingles after the winter, just in case. Get the help of a local roofer who will professionally inspect the shingles on your roof, repair the necessary ones and prevent any leaks and other issues that the spring downpour may cause.
Check the Ventilation on Your Roof
Spring means that much warmer days are coming, so make sure your roof is properly ventilated. Otherwise, warm air will start to accumulate in the attic, and the temperature in the entire house can become uncomfortable.
If you don’t know how to check your roof and attic for properly working ventilation, reach out to a local roofing contractor who will help you assess the situation.
Clean Up Your Roof
After checking your roof for damages, it’s time to inspect it for moss, algae, debris, tree branches, and anything else that shouldn’t be there. If the roof and gutters aren’t as clean as a whistle, water may reach the interior walls of your house instead of draining off of the roof and into the gutters.
Spring is also the mating season for many animals, so make sure to check your roof, chimney, and gutters for signs of animal nesting. Besides this being a general inconvenience, animals can damage your roof by chewing on it, burrowing, or trying to dig through it.
Examine the Interior of Your Home
If you see that the walls or ceilings inside your home are showing some signs of damage, such as staining, paint peeling or blistering, and even mold and mildew, these are obvious signs of water and moisture damage.
Carefully check every corner of your home and don’t hesitate to call your local roofing contractor to repair any issue you may have noticed.
By following all of these tips, you will successfully prepare your home and roof for the spring and give yourself and your family great peace of mind. Moreover, you will save yourself a lot of trouble and potentially larger expenses in the future.
Your local residential roofing contractors at Titan Roofing & Construction are always at your disposal, so don’t hesitate to call us. We will thoroughly inspect and repair your roof, protecting you from potential risks of the spring rains, hail, and sun.