Spring has arrived and warm weather is arriving. So, that means it’s time to tackle those spring-cleaning chores. One of the most important items on your checklist should be examining your roof, gutters and siding for any damage that occurred during the winter storms. After all the long months of cold, rain and wind your roof has endured a lot to survive the winter. Spring is a time to make sure it is in the best possible shape to get your home through the summer and fall!
So, ask yourself, is your roof ready for spring? Consider these five important questions and find out. We will help you identify issues with your roof and when it is time to contact a professional for some help.
ARE YOUR GUTTERS CLOGGED WITH DEBRI?
If it’s spring, it’s time to clean out your gutters of any debris that may have accumulated over the winter. While cleaning those gutters, examine them for any signs of damage. You should also evaluate your home’s siding and the eaves around the gutters for any water stains or discoloration. Stains on the side of your home are signs that the gutter system is not allowing proper water flow.
DO YOU HAVE LEAKS OR A MOLDY SMELL IN YOUR ATTIC?
The easiest DIY project for the spring is checking your attic for water stains and mold. Be sure to check the underside of the roof, the rafters, and the attic insulation. Make sure there is no mold or mildew smell that could also mean a hidden leak. If you find any of these problems, contact a professional roofing company like Premo Roofing to evaluate your roof for leaks or damage.
HAVE YOU CLEARED OVERHANGING TREE BRANCHES?
Spring is also a perfect time to evaluate all the trees surrounding your roof. Do any of the branches look like they are close to breaking? If the answer is yes, they should all be removed to avoid causing roof damage.
DO YOU HAVE MISSING, CURLING OR DAMAGED SHINGLES?
Over the rainy and windy winter, your roof is susceptible to a lot of damage from unstable temperatures, wind, and rain. This has the potential to leave you with missing, curling, cracked or loose shingles. This can create the perfect opportunity for water or pests to enter your home. It’s a good idea to schedule a professional roof inspection in the spring months to confirm your shingles are in good condition.
DO YOU HAVE ANY CHIMNEY DAMAGE?
After a long winter of frequent chimney use, it is recommended you give it a thorough inspection. As you inspect your chimney, make sure you look for signs of pests or rodents that may have made your chimney a home during the cold winter months. Ensure the flashing around the chimney is all in place to prevent leaks. If you discover any damage, call a professional so repairs can be made quickly.
If you see any of the issues mentioned above, contact the professionals at Premo Roofing Company. We have decades of industry experience fixing roofing issues, including leaks, damaged shingles, broken gutters and much more. Our qualified, highly trained team of roofing professionals are ready to provide you with assistance. Contact Premo today to book an appointment.