Spring is a busy season of cleaning and sprucing up your home. Once your indoor tasks are completed, it is important to turn your attention to the roof. There is some spring maintenance you can complete yourself, but hiring a professional to inspect your roof will ensure a comprehensive look at every aspect that protects your home as summer heat approaches.
Here are a few simple tasks you can tackle on your own after a long winter:
• Look for missing elements (shingles, gutters, downspouts)
• Clean the gutters
• Remove debris from the roof
• Trim tree branches obstructing the roof
You should not perform any tasks that make you uncomfortable. Rose Roofing can conduct a thorough inspection to spot issues you can’t see. If you don’t know what is involved in a roof inspection, here are some of the areas you can expect our trained experts to assess.
Winter weather can be extremely harsh on a roof. Snow and ice may have sat on top of your shingles for some time, resulting in damage. A professional can detect condensation issues, wind damage, mold, or leaks. Ultraviolet rays from the summer sun can break down shingles. An inspection will uncover any areas of concern to prevent that from happening.
Gutters and Downspouts
High winter winds can knock gutters or downspouts loose. Damage may occur if they are unable to properly move water away from your roof and home. Properly installed gutters and downspouts will move water away from potential entry points.
Fascia and Soffits
While soffits and fascia add visual appeal to your home, they also serve an essential purpose. Fascia boards sit beneath the gutters and support the roof. You can think of them as the transition from the roof to the siding that helps keep water out. Soffits are located underneath an overhang and help ventilate your house to regulate temperature. Rotted fascia and soffits can become an entry point for water and critters.
Flashing is most commonly made out of metal and installed at joints to keep water out. It protects siding, windows, chimneys, walls, and vents. It is crucial to make sure winter weather did not damage your flashing.
Chimneys, windows, attics, or other areas may also be inspected. Think of all the components mentioned as one extensive system that keeps your home safe. If a weather event has caused severe damage to your roof, we will work with your insurance company to get it repaired or replaced.
Summer heat can spell trouble for a vulnerable roof. A spring inspection will extend the life of your roof and keep your family and home protected. It will catch minor issues before they turn into big, expensive problems.
Contact Rose Roofing to schedule an inspection by one of our experts. Our trusted team is happy to meet with you and explain the process. You’ll receive an itemized list of any problems we find, and we can discuss your biggest concerns before recommending any repairs.
Rose Roofing also does windows and siding. If you are thinking of updating your home’s exterior before the next winter season, we can talk about what is involved, how long it takes, and provide an estimate.