Learning All About Roofing Materials

Learning All About Roofing Materials

4 Spring Roof Maintenance Musts

Beverley Hall

When the snow starts to melt and the trees start to bloom, it's the best time for you to perform routine maintenance on your roof. Performing maintenance ensures that your roof lasts longer and that you can identify and fix problems before they spiral out of control. There are a few things that you should do for spring roof maintenance.  

Clean Your Gutters

Cleaning your gutters is an important part of roof maintenance because when your gutters get clogged, the water running off your roof has nowhere to go. This can create water pooling on your roof, which can damage it over time. If the water cannot drain properly, this can cause extra weight in your gutters which can damage your roof as well. In the spring, use a gloved hand to scoop out any debris that has built up in your gutters. Remove as much debris as possible, then flush your gutters with a garden hose to ensure it's cleared out. 

Clear Debris Off Your Roof

During winter things might have accumulated on your roof that you didn't notice due to snow coverage. Once the snow has melted, hop onto your roof and walk around, removing any debris, such as large tree branches, that might have collected on your roof. 

Inspect Your Roof

After you have cleaned the debris off your roof, you should walk around and give your roof a visual inspection. Keep an eye out for different problems like, peeling shingles that are coming off of your roof, check the flashing that exists around your chimney, vents, and pipes ensuring that it isn't loose or punctured, check for soft spots which could indicate water damage. After you have done a visual inspection of your roof, you will have a better idea of what needs to be repaired.

Inspect The Attic 

Often times roof damage can't be seen on the exterior of the home, but you will be able to detect it in the attic. That is why you should inspect your attic each spring. Look out for signs of leaks, like dampness, mold or darkened spots. You should also be on the look out for soft spots in the wood, which could indicate structural weakness, as well as keeping your eye out for signs of a pest infestation. 

If you notice any problems with your roof during your spring maintenance, contact a residential roofing contractor (such as one from http://www.empireroofingnm.com) to help you repair and restore your roof.  


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Learning All About Roofing Materials

Hi, I'm Dwight Eberstark. I am crazy about all of the different types of roofing materials available today. While upgrading the roof on my home, I looked into the material options in great detail. I studied all of the different metal materials used to create modern shingles. I also looked into switching to asphalt, wood or tile shingles. I eventually settled on bronze shingles designed to last for decades. Instead of aging, the bronze finish just continues to improve. I also switched to metal gutters that make a beautiful sound when the rain falls onto the surface. I would like to share my passion for roofing materials through this site. Thank you for coming by. Visit again soon.