7 DIY Tips For Spring Roof Maintenance
Your roof is not likely something you have in your spring cleaning rotation, but it should be. Devoting a little extra time to maintaining your roof after each winter season has passed can ensure that any potential problems are flagged, which can lessen your headache down the road. Even more, it can stop problems from beginning in the first place, therein extending the lifespan of your roof – one of the most important elements in your home.
Here are 7 tips to include in your spring roof maintenance routine:
Look for Signs of Wear or Damage.
Not only should you be on lookout for any signs of obvious damage, such as shingles that are missing or a warping roof, but you should also be on the lookout for more minimal signs of wear, like discoloration. Similarly, it might be easy to overlook an area where water is collecting, but this can actually lead to more serious problems if not corrected early. Don’t forget to inspect your fascias and soffits, which can serve as a prime residence for animals.
Repair All Damage.
One common source of trouble for roofs is one that leaks. This is a problem that should be fixed immediately because it can damage your drywall or cause mold. If your roof is mostly in good condition with the exception of one leaky area, a DIY repair will work just fine. You might have to replace some shingles or secure your flashing.
Check the State of Your Flashing.
By this, we are referring to the metal pieces that attach your skylight or chimney to your actual roof. Flashing can begin to loosen or can rust out over time and can cause a variety of problems, including leaky roofs or mold. Ensure that your flashing is tightly secured. If not, you can use roofing cement to secure it or replace the flashing with a new piece. Also ensure that your caulking is in good condition. If not, replace it.
Sweep Away Any Debris.
Use a broom to clear away any branches, etc.
Get Rid of Any Moss or Mold.
Avoid using a power washer to take care of this task as this can actually cause more damage to your roof. Instead, simply spray your roof with a spray designed to remove moss and use a brush to clear it away.
Clean Out the Gutters.
Your gutters have likely become home to leaves and a variety of other debris. Don’t forget your downspouts. Water is enough to take care of this task.
Make Sure Downspouts Are in their Place.
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