The change in seasons usually prompts us to spend extra time cleaning the inside of our home, fertilizing our yard, and mulching our flower beds. But it should also remind you to give some extra attention to your roof. Follow these 5 tips given by our GAF-certified roofers to make sure your roof is in perfect condition.
1. Clean the Gutters
Clear out any debris that has fallen into your gutters or downspouts. Twigs, leaves, dirt, and pine needles can clog your gutters and prevent them from working properly the next time a spring rainstorm rolls through.
2. Trim the Trees
Tree branches that hang over your roof can be dangerous. Not only will leaves and twigs fall into your gutters, but branches can fall and cause extensive damage to your roof. To reduce the threat of nearby trees, trim tree branches away from your house and ensure that no branches touch your roof.
3. Inspect the Shingles
Identify any shingles that are cracked, curling, or missing. Large areas of missing or broken shingles may indicate the need for a roof repair or replacement. Replacing individual shingles will go a long way to increase the life of your roof and ensure it is successfully protecting your home.
4. Document Damage
If you notice something askew on your roof, take a photo. Your homeowner’s insurance may cover some of the damage, but you’ll need documented proof.
5. Schedule a Professional Inspection
The safest way to check your roof for mold or shingle damage is to have a professional roofer do the inspection. They will help you determine the extent of the damage and tell you whether you need a patch job, an involved roof repair, or a roof replacement.
Your roof protects your attic and the inside of your home, so it deserves your attention. Contact Alliance Roofing Company today to schedule a roof inspection and receive a free estimate. We’ve served the greater Houston area for over 30 years, and we’re committed to giving you roofing insight you can trust.