Spring is the best time to take a deep dive into the projects you want to get your hands dirty in. To start off the long list of things to do, go outside and take a look at the roof. This is your starting point, especially if repairs or a replacement are due. Here are four ways to take care of your roof this spring.
Inspect the Roof
The first step is inspecting the roof. If you’re not a professional and don’t know how to properly set a ladder against the side of your home, it’s a good idea to call a professional roofer who can come over and take a look at what needs fixing, replacing, or cleaning.
Also, your handyman can inform you if the shingles need replacing, but we’ll get to that in a separate section.
Look for Mold and Algae Growth
While you look at your roof or have a professional with you, check for algae and mold growth. Algae isn’t harmful; it seems nice cascading down from the gutters if you have a garden, but it can shatter any hope of reselling later, so have your roofer remove it if there are any traces of algae.
As for mold, it can tarnish the quality of your roof and even impact your health. While on the top, your contractor wears a mask and gloves to remove any signs of mold.
Make sure to let them know if you spot anything that looks like mildew; they will scrape it off if it’s still in its early phase.
Inspect Your Shingles
The other thing to do is inspect your shingles. If it has been a while, it’s likely time to replace any loose pieces or do an entire overhaul of the roof to help retain its structure.
While inspecting and removing shingles, they may have a dumpster to clear the roofing debris and help clean up remaining waste piles.
Your roofing professional can go over things you can do later to inspect the roof for signs of damage. By knowing the signs, you help save your roof from further damage.
Clean Out Your Gutters
The last thing to do is clean your gutters. Again, if you’re not a professional, it’s wise to hire a contractor who can do the cleaning for you so you don’t accidentally miss any spots.
A professional removes dirt and debris from the draining pipes to prevent overfilling and water spilling out and onto your foundation.
Keep your home well protected by enlisting the ways to take care of your roof this spring and beyond. You will live a much happier life by having a stable roof over your head, protecting you from the elements and harmful UV rays.