With the winter fading into the past and spring quickly approaching, it’s time to get busy on spring time cleaning and maintenance. Rooftops are often neglected during winter, which results in preventable leaks and damage. Taking a few hours to do a bit of maintenance can better protect your roof, repair any damage it has endured during the harsh winter and strengthen it for the upcoming warmer spring; and the May showers, thunder and rainstorms that come with it!
Nickerson Roofing would like to take this time to share a few roofing care and maintenance tips easily accomplished by most homeowners.
– Roofing Inspection Checklist – A visual survey is a good way to start. Utilizing binoculars is optimal for a better view. But either way, inspect the roof for any wear and tear or damage. Look for any loose, missing, buckling or curling shingles as well as for any damage on the flashing, any rot or damaged wood around the eaves, gutters and down spout. If anything seems in need to repair or replacing, contact a professional.
– Roofing Repairs. Even the slightest signs of leaks, holes, or any other damage should be repaired now to avoid serious catastrophe down the line. Spring and summers can potentially bring on some intense weather conditions that can pound the roofs and make small damaged areas larger. To prevent serious and costly destruction, it is in your best interest to get the repairs done correctly. Do it yourself if you are familiar with roofs, and comfortable being elevated on unleveled surfaces. If you are not, call in the experts to handle the repairs. Not only will they get done, but they will be repaired by a knowledgeable and experienced specialist.
– Keep Landscape Away from Roofs. Trees and shrubs that hang over, or crawl up the rooftops need your attention. Many times, limbs, branches and other such vegetation do not survive the bitter winter temperatures. Leaving the dangerous objects hovering over your roof, combined with the a wind storm, or just nature, can be a recipe for catastrophe. Prune the trees; even healthy branches should be trimmed away from the roof. For more mature trees especially, be sure to get a professional involved to avoid any accidental mishaps.
– Gutter Repair and Cleaning. Gutters and down spouts should not only be inspected, but they should also be maintained. Be sure to remove all manner of debris such as leaves, sticks, wildlife nests, mud, and other clogs or buildup. Clogged gutters can mean trouble in the event of a rainstorm. Ensuring they are cleaned is a good way to prevent damage or mold from developing. While cleaning, inspect for any sign of damage. Rust, holes, cracks, dents, or other such wear and tear will either need repairing or replacing. If you don’t feel confident up a ladder, don’t feel experienced enough, don’t have the time or inclination, call a professional roofing contractor like Nickerson Roofing for gutter cleaning and repairs.
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Our professionals at Nickerson Roofing, have the training, experience, knowledge and skill to ensure all elements of your roof is ready for the oncoming season. If any roof repairs are in need, or gutters need replacing, we have the needed equipment and proficiency to perform these services for you. Call us today to schedule your next appointment!