Spring has finally arrived, meaning that homeowners all over the country are busy cleaning their homes. But while most people focus on their yard or home’s interior, it’s safe to assume that not everyone considers checking the roof. However, what many often forget is that winter weather can damage their roofing systems, even in California, where winter is milder than in the rest of the country. In fact, wintry storms can considerably harm your roofing shingles, gutters, flashing, and downspouts.
So, it’s essential to inspect your roof and handle any damage that you might come across. That’s why we’ve put together a couple of tips that should give you a head start on your seasonal roof maintenance.
Check Your Attic
First, you need to inspect your attic for any signs of damage or leaks. Our advice is to check the underside of the roof deck and rafters for black marks, mold, or water stains. Don’t forget to take a look at your attic’s insulation and see if it has any signs of mildew. Remember that mold and mildew can quickly spread throughout your house, so finding them early can prevent further damage.
Examine the Shingles
During the winter months, your roof’s shingles might crack and fall down. As a result, you need to take a closer look at your roof and check for shingles that are cracked, loose, curled, or missing. Depending on how many shingles are damaged, you might need to replace a couple of them or get a new roof. However, you should let a professional roofer make any repairs to avoid doing more damage to your roof’s shingles.
Trim Nearby Trees
Spring is the ideal time to check nearby trees for branches that might break off soon and puncture your roof. Keep in mind that any limb that is at risk of falling onto your roof can cause severe damage and might warrant expensive repairs. So it’s always a good idea to remove them beforehand.
Request a Professional Inspection
Overall, while you could inspect the roof yourself, it’s always best to contact a local roofing company and request a thorough inspection.
Here at Rainy Day Roofing, we believe that details are important. That’s why, during our inspections, we pay extra attention to the roof’s shingles, sheeting, and rafter. We also check our client’s attic to see if they are suffering from water damage. Our goal is to find and fix any problems that we might come across. And since we understand that roofing services tend to be particularly expensive, we try to keep our prices as competitive as possible.
So, if you feel like your roof has seen better days, don’t waste any more time and give us a call!