Now that spring is finally upon us, many homeowners are throwing open their doors and windows and starting the process of making improvements and repairs to their homes. Although winter is finally fading into the distance behind us, it is important to make sure that you take a look around your home and ensure that winter didn’t leave its mark with damages anywhere around your home, and particularly with your roof. Your roof is easily one of the most important surfaces on your home, and if it suffered any kind of damage during the long winter months, it could spell trouble for your home as the weather gets more wet and turbulent as things heat up in the coming months. Early spring is the perfect time to take a good look at your home’s roof and ensure it is prepared for everything that’s to come. To help you in this task, our team of roofers have taken the time to put together this short list together going over several things you can do now to ensure your roof is prepared for what’s to come.
Clean Your Gutters
If you are one of the many homeowners who hasn’t taken the time to clean out their gutters since the fall, now is the time to do so. With spring showers on the way, gutters that are still stuffed with debris from fall and winter aren’t likely going to be able to drain water off of your roof properly, and will just wind up overflowing onto everything below them, leading to potential damage to your home’s foundation. Take the time now while the weather is mild to remove any lingering debris from your gutters and use a hose to flush out any remainders to ensure your gutters are flowing smoothly when the spring rains finally arrive.
Get Your Roof Cleaned
Much like your gutters, your roof really can’t be properly inspected without being properly cleaned. This spring, make sure that your roof is completely cleared of any lingering debris, and have a professional come in an inspect your roof for loose or damaged shingles, rust, fungus, algae, or any sagging areas that could become a problem as it starts to rain more frequently in the coming months.
Check Your Attic
Sometimes, there are leaks and damages that you just can’t notice from the outside. This spring, it is a good idea to go up into your attic, or have a professional do so, and look for any signs that might indicate water is getting into your home through your roof somehow. Look for wet insulation, streaking, yellowing paint, or any signs of light coming in through your roof itself, as these are all indicators of potential roof leakage.
Trim Away Overhanging Branches
As the weather turns a bit more turbulent in the coming months, any trees that overhang your roof could potentially become a serious issue. These branches can easily break away or come during high winds, and if they were to land on your roof or gutters, they can cause extensive damage. Take the time now to get up there and trim back any potentially problematic branches that could cause trouble for your roof, or have a professional come in and do so if you aren’t confident in your ability to do so safely. Taking this one step could potentially save you big time in the coming months. Call Charleston Roofing & Exteriors LLC for more information today!
If you are looking for a professional roofing company in the Charleston area, give us a call today at 843-203-5555.