Roof Maintenance Tips for Spring
February 2022 by Heartland Roofing Siding and Windows
Just like any other season, you need to prepare your roof for spring. The condition of your roofing may have been greatly affected by heavy snow, wind, or ice experienced throughout the cold season. Therefore, conducting springtime roof maintenance is necessary to ensure your roof is ready for the season change. Here are some of the top roof maintenance tips for spring right here in and around Minneapolis MN.
- Check for Flashing Damage
The first thing you need to look for is the flashing, which connects different elements like windows and skylights to your roof. The flashing may also be the point at which two slopes of your roof meet. Check for any cracked caulking that may need to be re-caulked or replaced if there is rust.
- Examine the Shingles
With Shingles, you may not be able to see any damages from the ground, especially when you do not know where to look. Getting a professional to have a look at the roof’s shingle will help in ensuring everything is working. Our Heartland Roofing Siding and Windows professionals will examine whether the shingles are damaged, curling, or loose and determine whether they need replacement.
- Clean the Gutters
With the end of the cold season, your roof may be cluttered with debris, which will prevent rainwater from running safely off your roof. As the spring season starts, have your gutters cleaned and see if they if any damages need fixing. Working with our team of roof professionals can help you in examining the gutter and repairing any damages found.
- Look for Water Damage
The winter season can be extremely harsh and leave lasting damages on your roof, if you have noticed water damage or leaks on your ceiling, your roof is probably damaged. This could have been caused by ice dams formed during winter or debris that was lying on your roof. Even if it is a small leak you have noticed, it needs to be fixed as soon as possible. Failure to address the problem can result in your roof rotting and destroying the insulation.
Work with Heartland Roofing, Siding, and Windows here in Greater Minneapolis MN.
If you want a professional to work on your roof during this winter season, reach out to us.
Think you need repair or want a professional opinion about your roof’s health? Call us at 800-681-4169 or on our CONTACT PAGE to request an appointment from one of our trained professional inspectors.