As a property owner, you want to ensure that your home or other building is in tip-top shape. This includes not only fixing problems as they arise but maintaining already functioning aspects of your property. One of the biggest, most expensive, and important aspect of any home is the roof. Now that spring has come, it is the perfect time of year to get some roof maintenance done. After all of the wear and tear, it has endured during the winter; your roof is probably in need of some love. Keep reading for some roof maintenance tips you can use to ensure that your roof is in the best shape it can be in no matter what has happened to it.
Get a Roof Inspection
Before you start repairing anything on your roof, it is essential to get a roof inspection. Homeowners should have their roofs inspected at least twice a year, one in the fall and one in the spring. A professional roof inspector will check on the state of your shingles, gutters, flashing, and protrusions to verify that your roof is in fine condition. If you notice gaps or loose roofing materials yourself, take extra care to call a roofing inspector as soon as possible before any potential issues or problems either arise or worsen.
Check Your Warranty
Once you have scheduled your roof inspection, reread your insurance coverage plan for your roof. It will not only reassure you that you know what you are talking about, but it can also remind you that you have to renew your warranty if necessary. For example, some ‘lifetime’ roof warranties only last 20 to 30 years. It is vital that you look into these details every once in a while.
Clean It Up
As spring rolls around, it is vital that you take time and effort to make sure that your roof is clean. Seeds, pods, buds, petals, and other foliage material may find its way onto your roof, obstructing gutters. In addition to this, wind, rain, and hail can also cause damage to your room. This can block drainage pathways and cast water to build up on your roof.
Be sure to trim back overgrown trees or bushes around your house. If you notice any mold or algae during your springtime roof inspection, be sure to call a professional to get it looked at; this is because they have specialized equipment that can clean your roof’s shingles without doing any damage to them. They also will have biodegradable cleaning solutions that will help in preventing mold growth in the future.
Questions About Roof Maintenance? Ask North Arundel Contracting
If you have more questions about roof maintenance, the trained professionals at North Arundel Contracting are here to help you. Give us a call at 410-766-2855 or by fax at 410-553-2367 or by email at [email protected]. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.