With spring now quickly approaching, many homeowners will take to their cleaning tools to perform their yearly spring cleaning around the house. While there’s no doubt that the interior of your home could use some cleaning, it’s also important to check up on the exterior of your home, more specifically your roof. In today’s blog, we’ll be taking a look at some tips for performing “spring cleaning” for your roof as winter comes to a close. If that sounds interesting, keep reading below for more information!
Start With a Roof Inspection
Especially after the tumultuous winter weather, inspecting the state of your roof is one of the most important steps to take in a “spring cleaning” for your roof. Your roof is constantly put to the test throughout the winter months, subject to conditions such as heavy snow, rain, high winds, or even hail. As the snow starts to melt and the weather gets milder, conducting a roof inspection is a great way to assess the state of your roof and detect any outstanding damages that may need maintenance or repair.
Check for Possible Damages
As you inspect your roof, you’ll want to keep an eye out for any significant damage that your roof has sustained. Some signs of damage include:
- Missing, curled, or buckled shingles
Compromised shingles can lead to a weakened or vulnerable roofing system, so it’s best to scout them out before any major problems arise.
Along with missing shingles, sagging is a classic warning sign of a roofing system that is possibly weakened. Sagging can get worse as time goes on, causing major problems such as water damage and leaking, so detecting it early on can ensure you get the necessary reparations or replacements done.
- Signs of leaking and/or water damage
Water damage is a major red flag of a compromised roof, leading to issues such as mold, which can even cause respiratory problems for you and others in your home. Water damage can be detected in your attic simply by examining the ceiling thoroughly, where stains are most likely to show up.
Clear Off Ice Dams and Other Hazards
Ice dams can be a menace to your roof, effectively preventing water from properly flowing off of your roof. That’s why, with the help and supervision of a partner, you’ll want to remove them from your roof to prevent the likes of water damage from ravaging your home’s exterior (and ultimately your interior)
Looking For Roof Maintenance? Consider Aspen!
Looking for roof repair or replacement around Lancaster, PA? You’ve come to the right place. For over three decades, Aspen Home Improvements has been a leader in roofing and windows throughout the area. To get in touch with us, simply call us at 717-569-3800 or contact us through our website! However you choose to do so, we look forward to talking with you!