Spring is here! For most homeowners, spring is the time for landscaping and major clean-up of the living areas. However, apart from such chores, it would also be better for your property if you take a look at the needs of your roofing system. It is highly suggested that you should thoroughly go through a spring cleaning checklist and inspection to fully assess the state of your property’s roofing system, especially after the winter season.
Gutter plays a significant role in your roofing system. After the long winter, your gutters at home must be filled with leaves and other debris. That is why here at Proven Contracting, we highly suggest gutter cleaning during springtime, especially if you have missed cleaning it before winter. This will also prevent potential leaks or water damages in case of a rainy spring.
Another thing to perform as part of your checklist to care and maintain your roof is the examination of your roof shingles and flashing. It highly suggested that you avoid climbing your roof, for it is too dangerous if you lack the skills and proper equipment. Check the exterior of your roof from the ground, examine for any gaps or missing shingles and those that are on the verge of flying off. If you happened to notice some of the aforementioned issues, it would be best to call professional roofing contractors for help.
Always remember that a hanging tree branch near or directly above your home is an accident in the making. If you start noticing nearby trees casting a shadow upon your roof, it would be best to call for a professional arborist to trim down the vegetation near your property. Apart from avoiding potential accidents or property damages, doing such thing will also help you avoid falling leaves into your roofing system.
When dealing caring for your roofing system on spring, you should not simply focus on the exterior. Some of the issues concerning your roof lie within, especially in your ceiling or attic. That is why you should always check your attic or the ceiling of your home for any signs of mold or water damages. The smell of mildew and staining are also a vivid sign that you need to call expert roofers for help.
The points listed above are some of the many things that you should perform during spring to guarantee the safety and integrity of your roofing system. This season is the perfect time for you to assess the functionality of your property including the roofing system that serves your property’s first line of defense from unpredictable and sometimes harsh environmental conditions.
By following the spring cleaning and assessment checklist mentioned above, you will be guaranteed not just the safety of your family but also their comfort and convenience. To learn more about taking care of your roof not just on spring but for the whole year, you may call Proven Contracting to assist you with all your roofing needs and queries. For your convenience, we have three different locations at Bridgewater, Randolph & Long Valley in New Jersey that you may visit.