Many homeowners begin to clean and repair their homes in spring. Your roof could have suffered damage from wind, rain, and UV rays after a long time of protecting it. These are the things to look out for when inspecting and cleaning your roof this spring.
Check your Roof for Any Loose Shingles
Loss, cracking or lose shingles could indicate that your home’s roof is nearing its end of service life. Look around the house starting at ground level for missing shingles.
Remove Damaged Branches From Around Your Roof
Windy storms can cause branches to fall onto your roof from nearby and overhanging branches. You should inspect your roof for any damaged branches. Hire a professional if you are unable to reach the branches by climbing on your roof.
Clean Your Gutters
Gutters are an essential part of your roof’s drainage system. Keep your gutters clean to ensure water flows off your roof away from your home. Garden gloves are a good choice to protect your hands against sharp twigs or branches when cleaning gutters. To collect the debris from your gutters, use a bucket. Professionals should be hired if your gutters extend beyond one story.
Inspect Your Attic
To determine if your roof leaks, you can go into your attic and check for water damage. You should be aware that water damage could indicate an older leak. To determine if the leak is new, use a moisture meter. Contact a roofing company immediately if your attic is leaking.
Have your roof inspected annually
A professional roof inspection is the best way to ensure that your roof is in good shape. Call HD Roofing Contractors for an annual roof inspection.
This article was written by a roofing and solar installation specialist at HD Roofing & Construction. At HD Roofing & Construction, our roofing team offers Tampa Roof Repair and is the heart of the company, and we are proud to have a highly-trained, professional team. If you need a roof over your head, we’ve got you covered. We offer a variety of roofing and home improvement services, including roof replacement and repairs, emergency tarps, home restoration, and solar!