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Roof Maintenance Tasks for Spring and Fall

If you want to keep your roof in top shape, you’ll need to perform roof maintenance once in the spring and again in the fall. It’s time to gear up because here are your main objectives for the beginning of spring.    

How to Get Into the Spring of Things

Icey weather can take a toll on a roofing system in the winter, so a spring roof inspection is a necessity. Be careful during this job because your roof may be slippery if it was covered with snow or ice. If you have concerns about your safety, let a professional tackle this job.

While you’re waiting for a roofer, you can clean your gutters. This is a very easy job that you can tackle on your own. All you’ll need is a study ladder, gloves, boots, and a bucket for the debris.

Next, go indoors and check your walls and ceilings for any signs of water damage. If your roof is leaking, you’ll find water spots up high on your ceilings and walls. Also, be on the lookout for any air bubbles or peeling paint on your walls; these are also signs of water damage.

Fall Objectives

When spring ends and falls begins, it’s time to prepare your home for winter and the following spring. First, walk around your property and pinpoint any trees with low-hanging branches. Fall is a great time to prune these trees because they will be dormant.  

Next, check your home for leaks on the highest floor; in most homes, the top floor is the attic. The insulation in your attic should not conceal the vents on the eaves above. If the vents are covered, uncovered them so that air can escape; this is the best way to prevent ice dams from forming on your roof.

Finally, grab a ladder, climb it, and check your state of your shingles. If you can spot any shingles that have missing granules, you’ll need to replace these shingles before winter begins.

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Your roof protects your home, so you must maintain it season after season. If you need a roofer for any reason, turn to Roof Top Innovations today!