Spring is an excellent time to address some home maintenance projects. Some common items could be trimming back any overhanging branches, inspecting the cooling system for the upcoming warm months, or checking the foundation of the home for cracks that need to be repaired.
Here are some things to consider and look for when doing your springtime maintenance. We don’t tend to think about roof maintenance until we notice problems and then it gets quickly moved to the top of our to-do list.
Areas of Damage
For obvious reasons, any damaged areas need to be addressed quickly. Damaged shingles could be:
- Missing shingles
- Bent or curled shingles
- Loose granules
- Cracked shingles
It is wise to have the areas inspected, especially in the springtime, and have any damages fixed before the warm summer season approaches. Be sure to contact Roof X Solutions in Jonesboro for a quick and easy roof inspection. We will keep you up to date on everything from granule loss and rapid aging to potential leaks and major damages so you can take the necessary steps to take care of your roof.
Take some time and look over your gutter system. This is an important part of your roof, and shouldn’t be neglected. The gutter system is necessary for directing the water safely away from the home and keeping your foundation and siding mold and mildew free. If your gutters are clogged and full of debris, the water cannot flow freely, which can create buildup and excellent areas of deterioration. The fasteners can become rusted, which will create holes in the gutters.
Here are some questions to ask as you inspect the gutter system.
- Is there debris collecting in the gutters? Make sure to clean them out thoroughly.
- Are the fasteners beginning to rust? This is an indication of future problems, as holes can begin to form from the rusted areas.
- Is the gutter sagging? Perhaps the fasteners have broken off, or the weight of the debris is too heavy for the gutter.
- Is the gutter pulling away from the home? A gutter can cause damage to the side of the roof if not addressed.
- When it rains, does the water drip over the edge? If so, there is a buildup in the gutter which needs to be cleaned out.
Insulation is incredibly important in keeping the home comfortable. If your home feels drafty or you notice areas of leakage, then make sure to have the insulation checked. Adding insulation will keep your home more comfortable and extra money in your wallet each month, as energy savings may occur.
Do you notice any areas of discoloration on the ceilings of your attic? Perhaps areas where there was water and it seeped into the ceiling or walls? This is a serious concern as these are indications of water damage, which means there are more serious issues going on with your roof. Water damage can lead to mold, mildew, and rot. Make sure to have these areas addressed and sealed up.
Be sure to look the roof over for evidence of critters making a home. Gutters are an excellent area for nests and animal families. Again, the gutter system should be cleaned of any debris or nests so the water can run freely and the critters can be encouraged to raise their families elsewhere. Dormant chimneys or loose flashings are other areas that animals love to call home.
Place your trust in a contractor known for quality and professional workmanship. Roof X Solutions in Jonesboro has over 20 years of combined experience, ensuring that all the best methods, products, and techniques are used to achieve a perfect finished product. We offer the highest standard of customer service with each job completed.
Contact us today to learn how we can inspect your roof this spring, and help prepare for the upcoming seasons.