Your roof could do with a bit of cleanup after it has endured the bitter winter cold, which may have been particularly harsh to your roof’s shingles. Besides, it’s better to do a roof inspection and debris cleaning rather than to let what may seem like mundane cracks or leaks morph into long-term damage to your home.
In particular, you should keep an eye out for the following:
Organic Debris on the Roof – You should get rid of leaves, moss and anything that can absorb moisture because there’s a risk they might cause mold, jam gutters and add extra weight to the roof.
Encroaching Tree Limbs – Tree limbs need to be kept away from your roof because they could scatch the shingles and scrape off their protective granules, reducing your roof’s lifespan in the process.
Damaged Gutters – In the winter, gutters can sustain damage from heavy snow and leftover autumn leaves. Damaged gutters need to be fixed as soon as possible to prevent water run-off that may seep into the siding and compromise your house’s foundation.
Damaged Roof Components – Look out for missing shingles shallow dents, and other signs of damage to chimneys and vents.
Also, it’d be more prudent to have a company specializing in home roofing services to conduct a comprehensive inspection of your roof, just to ensure any potential issues can be nipped in the bud.
Keep in mind as well that you need to inspect your roof periodically. But if you don’t have the time to do so, it might be better to hire a contractor to do the roof maintenance work.
In addition to addressing all of the aforementioned issues, Any Weather Roofing’s residential roofing maintenance plans also include skylight cleaning and seal flashing services. If you want to make inquiries, you can reach our offices in Kentucky, Dayton and Florida by calling (859) 286-6400, (937) 956-0200 and (850) 588-4756, respectively. You can also schedule a roof inspection by filling out this form.