Spring is around the corner here in North Central Florida. As the weather turns warmer, spring cleaning is on everyone’s mind. While it’s important to ensure the inside of your home is in order, don’t forget to take care of the outside, too. Your roof is a key area of your home that may not be getting enough attention. Read below to learn a few ways to ensure your roof is as safe and strong as possible this spring.
Maintenance Checklist: How to Prep Your Roof for Spring
Clean Out Gutters
If you have trees around your home, throughout the fall and winter they will shed their leaves and those leaves will likely end up in your gutters along with other sludge that builds up over time. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to clean out the built-up debris that can be a hazard to the structure of your roof.
Clogged gutters may not sound like a serious threat to your home, but they are actually one of the most common causes of leaks in your roof. It’s important to take steps toward protecting your home, and cleaning out your gutters a few times each year is a great way to do that.
Be sure to practice caution whenever you’re working with and around your roof. If you’re using a ladder, always double-check that it is locked and secured before climbing up. If you would rather keep your feet on the ground, there are some great tools that allow you to clean your gutters without a ladder at all.
Trim Nearby Branches
If nearby trees have begun to cast a shadow over your house, it’s probably time to trim back some branches. A hanging branch over your home can be an accident waiting to happen. This spring, take thoughtful steps towards preserving your investment in your roof and trim back branches that threaten your home’s safety. You can either call a tree-cutting professional, or you can do it yourself. Whenever you’re on a roof, though, always err on the side of caution and take the necessary safety measures.
Check Your Home for Signs of Water
Water is a major threat to the safety of your home. Leaks can lead to mold, mildew, and even structural damage. While there are other possible causes for signs of water in your home such as burst pipes, a damaged roof is a major concern if you’ve noticed dark water stains on the ceilings around your house. Another sign of concern is black spots on your walls or ceilings. These are likely an indicator of mold or mildew, meaning there is excess moisture within your home that definitely needs to be addressed.
If you’ve noticed signs of water in around your home, it may be time to call a roofing specialist to inspect your roof for damage and leaks. Don’t wait until it’s too late. If there are damages on your roof that allow water to enter your home and you don’t have them repaired, it could lead to long-term effects like compromising the safety of your home and shortening the lifespan of your roof.
Schedule a Roof Inspection
This spring, the best way to ensure that your roof is as safe as possible is to have it inspected by a licensed professional. Regular inspections can preserve your roof’s lifetime as repairs and maintenance can be performed routinely
With a roofing inspection provided by McFall Residential Roofing, you can expect:
- Licensed and insured contractors
- Quality products and materials from local businesses
- Job cleanliness both pre and post-job inspection
Let McFall Residential Roofing Help You Prep Your Roof for Spring
When it comes to your home, your roof, and your safety it’s in your best interest to trust the experts that know roofing inside and out. At McFall Residential Roofing, with more than 20 years of experience, we are those experts. If you have questions or concerns about the state of your roof, fill out a contact form or give us a call today!