It’s time to start spring cleaning your home inside and out. When it comes to cleaning, it’s always smartest to go from top to bottom. And we mean the very top. Your rooftop!
A reliable roofing system is essential to any building, and protecting and maintaining your roof can save you a ton of money in repair fees, as well as extend the life of your roof. The Colorado winter has been tough on your roof. Moisture, dirt, debris can accumulate on rooftops and if left unattended can cause damage.
Unclog your gutters
If you allow for too much stuff to build up on your roof, not only do you increase the chances of damaging shingles or gutters, but a clogged drainage system is just as much of a threat to your roof as cracked and missing shingles.
Trim trees and weak branches
Close hanging tree branches that seemed strong and sturdy at the beginning of the winter can have weakened the branch causing a potential problem for your roof if it breaks. You need to get them under control so they don’t drop on your roof. Seeds from trees can also land on your roof, rolling into your gutters and causing a clog. Or, they can break and damage shingles leaving an opening for water intrusion.
Sweep your roof from dirt and debris
Your roof should be swept from any foreign objects, whether natural or artificial. You never know what the wind may pick up and drop off on your roof. Remember the plastic bag dancing in the wind in American Beauty? That plastic bag, regardless of its beauty, can clog your gutters and downspout causing a backup of water. If water can’t be drained, it will overflow under your roof and into your walls. And then you can watch a domino effect of damage and destruction causing a backup of water. If water can’t be drained, it will overflow under your roof and into your walls. And then you can watch a domino effect of damage and destruction that can compromise your entire home.
Colorado roofing inspections, repairs, and services
A little effort on your part to protect your roof and make sure that any and all moisture is diverted away from your home goes a long way. And, if you spot a little damage get it inspected and repaired as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the greater the damage, and the more costly the repairs.