Everyone’s favorite groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, has predicted an early spring this year. That’s great news for those of you who’ve been nervous about your roof and all the snow and ice that threaten our system every year. But, now it’s time to see how you roof held up this winter and start preparing your roof for a whole new – hopefully, hotter – season.
Check your gutters for winter damage
The first step in spring roof cleaning and maintenance are making sure that your gutters are clean and that they stayed secure and fastened throughout the winter. Cleaning the gutters is something you can do yourself, but if you are nervous about standing on a ladder, or your gutters seem to have worn down more than you hoped during the winter, then hiring a contractor to fix up your gutter system is probably for the best. The last thing you want to do is create an even bigger problem.
Check your roof for winter damage
Next, it’s time to look for loose or worn roofing materials. For that, you need to get up on the ladder, and since your roofing system is a complicated system, if you’re at all nervous about causing more damage by poking around yourself, then schedule a roofing inspection from a quality roofing contractor in your area.
Loose roofing materials is a gateway for moisture, and it’s the one major issue that homeowners dread. Check for:
- Loose shingles
- Loose fascia
- Loose perimeter materials
- Wear and tear around your drainage pipes
Once you’ve made sure your exterior is safe and secure, take a quick look at your ceilings inside to make sure there aren’t signs of water damage. For any signs of damage, get a roofer out sooner rather than later to assess the damage before it gets out of control.
Quality Roofing in Colorado are experts at all things roofing, siding, insulation, and gutter replacement for your residential or commercial buildings in Denver, the Front Range, and Mountain Communities.