Spring is definitely here, which means it is time for renovations and updating your home. That also means you should update your roof from all that winter weather damage.
Before calling your Longmont roofing contractors, check up on your roof and assess the status. If you run into any problems, we are happy to provide our services.
Spring Roof Maintenance Tips – Articles – Networx SPRING HAS SPRUNG! My friends, I am so excited, because, honestly, I was kind of over winter. While of course snow and other delightful weather will be lingering across the country, the crocuses are out, the daffodils are going, and the birds are tweeting. While we’re all rejoicing in the warmer weather and longer days, though, there’s a problem: we can’t keep shirking our outdoor responsibilities, because we can no longer use foul weather as an excuse for curling up on the couch with the cat and reading a book or watching some HGTV.
Now is the time to start assessing your house to see how well it weathered the winter, and you should probably start with your faithful pal up top: the roof. Hopefully your roof kept you snug and warm this winter, with no leaks, missing shingles, and other problems (because you made sure it was battened down for winter last fall, right?). Now that some of the worst weather is over, though, it’s time to show your roof how much you appreciate it by calling in a roofing crew to give it some spring maintenance, and taking a look to see if there’s anything you should be doing, too.
Why do a checkup to see what’s happening on the roof? Because if you catch a problem now, you can address it before it gets a lot worse, and that’s important. Roofing problems can get extremely expensive if they’re allowed to run rampant, but if you stop them in their tracks, they’re often a quick and inexpensive fix. You might even be able to apply your DIY carpentry skills instead of having to call in the big boys.
Start on the ground. Take a look at the roof and walk around to look at the gutters. Do you see loose or missing shingles? Gutters that have partially collapsed, or look clogged? Water stains that indicate gutters are overflowing? How about a sagging roofline, or flashing that appears to have moved out of place? Check for debris, too, because accumulations of leaves and other materials can become festering points for pooling water, snow, and ice. Mold, moss, and algae are also bad signs on your roof. You can install zinc strips to control their growth and keep your roof healthy (and, uh, not green).
Wait for a clear, sunny day with no wind or a very low wind before you haul out the ladder, and make sure you set it up on a stable, clean surface. Fasten the ladder to the roof at the top, and follow other basic ladder safety tips like using both hands to climb. This is your chance to walk around the roof, inspect any damage close up, and start performing repairs like replacing missing, cracked, or otherwise damaged shingles.