With spring quickly approaching, no doubt your home improvement list is being orchestrated. Your roof is one of the many things that often get put on the back burner or neglected all together, but since your roof is an essential component of your home, it might be worth setting a day aside where you can get your roof ready for spring. By keeping up on basic maintenance, you can extend the lifespan of your roof and avoid leaks and early deterioration. With that in mind, we at Nickerson Roofing would like to relate some important things do in an effort to preserve your home’s rooftop.
Spring Roof Inspection & Maintenance Checklist
1. Inspect and assess your roof. If you are not prone to traversing the rooftop you can utilize binoculars to inspect your roof. You are looking for any signs of damage, wear and tear, or anything out of place. Shingles that are loose, missing, buckling, or curling need to be taken note of for replacement. Check out the flashing and eaves for any signs of wood rot or other excessive deterioration. If you have a chimney, inspect the chimney for any blemishes or significant clues that point to damage. Conclude your assessment by ensuring your gutters and downspouts are operational and not showing any signs of rust or other damage. Following the inspection prepare yourself for the needed replacements and repairs that are noted.
2. Roofing repair and/or replacements. The smallest leaks, holes, cracks, and other such damage need to repaired before they get out of control. Summers are known for stimulating intense weather conditions that abuse rooftops and any small fissures you thought weren’t a concern are now getting larger. To prevent any unnecessary damage, make the needed repairs accordingly. Only do the repairs yourself if you are familiar with roofs and do not mind elevated and unleveled surfaces. If you are not comfortable with these hazardous conditions or do not have knowledge concerning rooftops, contact a professional to ensure it is done with skillful precision.
3. Clean and/or repair gutters. The gutter is equally important during your roof maintenance. As mentioned, rain falls quite a bit in the summer in the North Lake Tahoe Basin region. Having adequate gutters can reduce the pressure of the rain. Remove all dirt, mud, sticks, leaves, and any other debris and clogs. If during your cleaning you should notice any rust, holes, cracks, dents, or any other wear make the appropriate repairs, or if necessary replacements.
4. Landscape maintenance. The landscape influences the roof and should be done in early spring. Any trees, shrubs and vegetation should be properly trimmed, pruned and cleared off the roof. Falling limbs can cause costly damage. During the spring and summer, trees can experience random limbs breaking off the tree. If they fall on your roof, you might find you are going to need a new roof all together. To avoid any mishaps and catastrophes, be sure to trim off the branches hanging directly above your roof. Clearing away the vegetation will also reduce pests from doing damage to your roof as well.
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To make your roof maintenance easier, contact Nickerson’s Roofing for a comprehensive roof inspection service. Our experts can assess the condition of your roof and recommend the proper repairs and perform them to ensure your roof is strengthened and ready to endure the upcoming years. Call Nickerson’s Roofing today to get started!