Before the onset of spring, you need to conduct a proper inspection of your roofing system in order to avoid any possible damage from fluctuating weather conditions.
Read on to learn about the best measures to adopt for preserving a well-maintained roof:
Get your roof thoroughly inspected for issues like stains, sagging, dampening, mildew, and mold. These issues are easily detectable from inside the home. External inspection is also necessary for identifying problems like loose shingles and rusted flashings. You should also check the eavestroughs for granules. And if there are trees nearby, accumulation of leaves and needles on the shingles can lead to fungus, algae, and mold.
These issues can be easily corrected if detected at the beginning stages. However, if you ignore the signs, they may spread around causing heavy damage to the entire roof.
Checking your eavestroughs
Before the rainfall begins, you should check your eavestroughs for any signs of damage. You need to clean them thoroughly and check whether they are tightly fastened. You need to tighten loose hangers or replace them if they cannot be fixed.
You can handle the cleaning job on your own. But make sure that you use protective gears like gloves and goggles. Before you start, get someone who can help you with the ladder. Use a trowel to scoop out all the debris and then rinse using a hose. You might need to scrub a little to remove stubborn debris. And while washing, you can also check the functioning of your downspouts.
Inspect your chimney
You should get your chimney checked for any signs of damage to the cap or mortar. Seasonal changes can lead to several issues that need timely maintenance.
The proper functioning of a chimney cap is essential for preventing water from seeping into the joints and liners of your chimney. Prolonged exposure to moisture can lead to issues like mold and mildew. A strong chimney cap can keep pests and rodents from entering your house through the chimney. The cap also functions as a barrier against dust and debris like leaves and twigs.
Tree trimming is an essential part of your summer maintenance. Inspect your premises for any trees that have branches lurking too close to your house and trim them to prevent the branches from falling onto your roof.
Summer roof maintenance services
- Fixing leakages.
- Securing flashings.
- Sealing vent stacks.
- Replacing damaged shingles.
- Re-caulking of chimney flashing.
- Roof cleaning.