Spring Roof Maintenance Tips
Winter can be very harsh on a roof. Weeks of freezing temperatures, ice and high winds can create a lot of issues, including water damage, missing tiles and torn shingles. At CMR Construction & Roofing, we provide high quality residential and commercial roofing services for clients across the United States. We take pride in helping our customers improve the condition and beauty of their properties, and we want you to have the same results for your home or business. Here are some helpful tips for spring roof maintenance that can help you recover from winter damage fast.
Thoroughly Clean Your Downspouts and Gutters
A gutter system is one of your roof’s most important features. It is designed to carry excess water to a safe location away from your home or building. If fallen leaves, branches and ice is preventing proper water flow, then rain will fall over the side of your property and pool near the foundation. This can cause severe water damage to concrete slabs, siding, exterior walls and other vital structures. Be sure to clear out your gutters and downspouts at least once every six months to avoid issues.
Check for Water Damage
Continuous exposure to snow, sleet and rain over the fall and winter can cause hidden damage to your roof. Be sure to do an informal inspection around the outside and inside of your home to check for signs of roof leaks. The attic is often the first location where symptoms will appear. If you can see natural light shining through the roof, notice mildew smells, find mold or discover areas of accumulated moisture, then you’ll need to get your roof repaired as soon as possible to avoid further problems down the road. Include exterior areas in your maintenance check as well, such as the fascia board and soffit, which runs around the perimeter of your roof.
Invest in a Professional Roof Inspection
Torn underlayment, small leaks and cracked shingles don’t always cause damage right away. It may take a few weeks or months of continued exposure to Spring storms before property owners notice an issue. There’s no reason to wait for signs of water damage to appear. Instead, invest in routine inspections every year toward the end of winter. A professional will have the experience, training and specialized tools needed to inspect, diagnose and repair issues quickly.
Is it Time for Your Next Roof Repair, Inspection or Installation? Call CMR Construction & Roofing
Do you need a roof upgrade, roof repair or professional inspection? Then call the experts at CMR Construction & Roofing today. Our friendly, experienced specialists will discuss your needs one on one and will develop a solution that’s perfect for your needs, lifestyle and budget. Whether you need to replace a few missing shingles or want to install a brand new roof on your commercial property, our team is ready to make it happen. Contact our office to learn more about our wide range of commercial and residential services or to schedule an appointment with a roofing expert near you.