With winter over and spring in full bloom, it’s time to start thinking about roof maintenance. This is the perfect opportunity to inspect this part of your home and check for any damage that may have occurred over the colder months. While doing this is essential, there are a few common mistakes you should avoid. Here are things you should never do in your spring roofing maintenance!
Ignoring the Warning Signs
You may not notice it, but your roof might be showing signs of wear and tear. This can include cracked or missing shingles, discoloration on the roof surface, or streaks running down the side. Delaying repairs could lead to further damage, which can be more expensive to fix. That’s why it is imperative to pay attention to these warning signs and quickly act if you notice them. Call roofers in your local area so they can handle the issue.
Not Removing Debris
Strong winds and rainfall that occur during spring can often lead to more debris collecting on your roof. Items such as damaged shingles, branches, or leaves can cause additional repair costs if not removed immediately. Have your roof clean to eliminate the buildup of algae, moss, and dirt and keep it in good shape. Doing so can also increase your roof’s lifespan.
Not Sealing Cracks and Seams
Improperly sealed cracks and seams can cause leaks, eventually compromising your roof’s structural integrity. Closing up these cracks is an essential part of keeping your roof’s waterproofing capabilities intact.
Not Checking Flashing
Flashing is a thin material that’s used to protect vulnerable areas of the roof against water leakage. Over time, it can become damaged and may need replacing. Spring is a great time to inspect the roof’s integral components and check if any repairs are required. Don’t forget to include your roof’s gutters during the inspection!
Not Hiring a Professional
While it may seem easy to do all roofing maintenance yourself, it can still be risky. You may also miss other parts of your home that need repair. Hiring a professional roofer will give you peace of mind that the job will be done safely and correctly.
You can always count on the professionals at Winfield Builders if you feel overwhelmed in keeping your roof well-maintained. You can reach us at (301) 370-7925, or reach us online to request an estimate. You can also include your windows and gutters when doing your spring maintenance check. We serve residents in Silver Spring, Rockville, Annapolis, and other surrounding MD areas.