Six Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Roof


Roof in SpringSpring is all about new beginnings, which makes it the perfect time to do a thorough inspection of your roof to make sure it’s ready for the coming months.

Winters can be tough on roofs, so before it gets warmer, you’ll want to make sure yours wasn’t damaged from the elements. If you aren’t doing maintenance or keep ahead of basic repairs, you may find yourself with hidden roof damage that can lead to a much bigger repair bill and serious damage to your home.

Not to worry, your local CertainTeed dealer can help. Stay ahead of the game with basic roof maintenance, especially in the spring. Below are our six easy spring maintenance tips for your roof:

Clean your gutters.

During the winter, gutters can fill with all sorts of debris, from leaves and branches to dirt. Considering the spring rain showers that are on the way, you’ll need to check and clean your gutters to make sure they’re clear from whatever they collected during the colder months and ready for the rainfall.

Inspect the shingles.

This is a great time of the year to take a look at the roof and make sure the shingles or roof tiles are intact. Look for loose nails or broken shingles and if you see any, contact a roofing professional who can make the necessary repairs quickly and properly to avoid costly leaks.

Look for mold growth.

Moisture from snow and rain can create mold and algae growth on roof shingles. If left untreated, it can do serious damage to your roof. You can purchase mold treatment solutions from home improvement stores, but if it’s extensive, it’s best to contact a roofing professional who can treat the problem.

Trim tree branches.

If you’ve got trees growing near your home and branches that extend over the roof, make sure to trim them before the warmer weather sets in. This will help protect your roof and gutters during storms from any damage from fallen tree branches.

Check for leaks.

Take some time to look at the ceilings and walls, especially in the top floors or your attic. If you notice any moisture or water stains, you could have a leak in your roof. If so, it’s time to call the roofer.

Schedule maintenance.

Make sure to contact a roofing professional who can inspect your roof and make any necessary repairs before summertime. This way, you can spend less time worrying about your home and more time enjoying time in the sun with friends and family.

Need a spring roof repair or maintenance, or want to have a professional review your roof (always a great idea)? We can help. Contact a CertainTeed roofing professional today.   

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