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Your Complete Roof Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring is a great time to check over your shingles and make sure they’ve made it through the winter. Rather than risk unnoticed damages racking up your costs, you should complete a full roof check this season. Care services like cleaning and maintenance will ensure your shingles remain effective for as long as possible. Preventative inspections are also one of the only ways to prevent expensive future repair fees. Keep these easy care tips in mind when completing your spring cleaning this season.

Clear Roof Debris

Leaving debris on your roof can boost the risk of issues like mold and mildew. It may also increase the weight on the system, leading to sagging or shingle damage. You may be able to reach most of the leaves and branches with a rake or leaf blower. If you feel safe climbing a ladder, you can also get directly on your roof to remove the debris. To prevent branches and other landscaping from accumulating on your shingles, consider cutting back your trees and bushes.

Clean Gutters

Residential gutters frequently fill up with seeds, saplings, and leaves. When this debris causes a clog, it allows water to spill into your roof deck. You can protect your home from this preventable damage by routinely clearing your gutters. After putting on a pair of gloves, begin to remove the debris until the water can flow again. If you haven’t cleaned your gutters in a while, consider bringing in a professional for more thorough and effective service.

Look for Shingle Changes

Typical residential roofs are made of asphalt shingles. These individual pieces are slotted together to create a unified, water-resistant surface. Unfortunately, constant exposure to the harsh winter weather can curl, tear, or compromise these shingles over time. Stop leaks from forming by checking your roof seasonally for loose, damaged, or missing shingles.

Check Your Attic for Leaks

A roof leak will typically first impact your attic before it seeps down into the rest of the house. Check your rafters and insulation for discoloration, damp spots, or streaks. You could also notice unpleasant musty odors or signs of mold or mildew. If you have a finished attic, the walls or ceiling may bulge, crack, or hold water.

Schedule Professional Inspection

While completing your own care is important, don’t forget to routinely bring in an expert. Yearly inspections are a great opportunity for experienced roofers to identify early problems. Fast replacements and repairs will limit damage and protect the inside of your home. Trained professionals are also more likely to spot significant structural and workmanship concerns.

Keeping up-to-date on your roof’s care is essential to its lifespan. Call Joe’s Roofing today to schedule your roof repair service in Reno, NV.

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