Spring has sprung! Especially in the last week, we’ve seen some recent April showers. Though it’s good for our lawns, it can bring to light a leaky roof or a faulty gutter system – both of which are bad news for your home or business.
Spring cleaning your roof mainly requires debris removal; any leaves or pine needles, branches, moss, or mold needs to be removed as soon as possible. If you feel comfortable performing this work yourself, always keep in mind our ladder safety tips and make sure you are comfortable on a steep-slope roof. Use your hands to remove any debris – never power wash your roof. Power washing can remove the shingle granules which are the most important component of the shingle, and this will lead to even more issues later down the road. Additionally, you’ll want to clean out your gutters and downspouts so that rain and moisture can drain properly.
If you are missing any shingles or flashings, you’ll want to address those issues. Of course, we recommend leaving that up to the professionals. Missing shingles and flashings can be difficult to repair but are crucial the life of your roof and the safety of your home.
Our trained team of professionals are willing to help with any spring cleaning and maintenance issues your roof may be having – call us to get on our schedule today!