Each year during spring, homeowners across the country break out their dusters and vacuums to deep clean their homes. While this spring cleaning is most often restricted to the interior and yard of a home, many homeowners fail to realize their home’s most valuable protective asset could use a little pick-me-up as well. By taking their spring cleaning routine to the roof, homeowners can ensure their home’s roofing is well-maintained for years to come, potentially saving thousands on costly repairs down the line.
The simplest way to ensure your roof isn’t sustaining major damage throughout the year is to make sure it’s as clean as possible. Leaves, twigs, and branches can ruin or pull away shingles, cause leaks and block drainage channels, making your roof more susceptible to leaks. Spring cleaning is a great opportunity for homeowners to clear out their gutters and downspouts to prevent water backup and animal nesting. Winter storms can easily break branches and twigs from trees, landing them on your rooftop. Getting rid of this unsightly debris can prevent further shingle damage and lessen the weight on the roof, reducing the possibility of a cave-in.
Once your roof and gutters are cleared of all debris and blockages, it’s time to assess the winter damage. Check that your gutters and downspouts do not have holes and aren’t separated from the house. You wouldn’t want the force of that first April shower to drag your gutter into your yard. Because the roof and gutters are exposed to quite a bit of moisture, it’s important to look for signs of mold or water damage that could compromise the integrity of your roof. If you notice any missing shingles, be sure to note it so your roofing professional knows exactly what your roof needs.
Inspecting your roof on your own can prove to be quite dangerous without the right experience or knowledge. Replacing or repairing roofing is even more so. If you aren’t experienced with roofing, it’s always best to call in a professional roofer to inspect and repair your roof annually. Professional roofers can clean your shingles, investigate water damage and repair any broken shingles or gutters so you never have to get on a ladder.
If you do need a new roof, now is the perfect time to consider metal roofing options. Metal roofs are impervious to many of the aforementioned issues due to their sturdy, solid design and fabrication. They don’t have granules to lose and can’t be easily blown off like asphalt shingles.
If you want a reliable, maintenance-free roofing solution, metal roofing is the way to go.
Prepare Your Home for the Warm Season
Your roof is vital to the integrity of your home, and if you want to endow your home with the ultimate in structural integrity and protection, you should definitely consider metal roofing. Let Metal Roofing Headquarters save you money in the long run with a quality metal roof that will give you decade upon decade of exceptional, worry-free performance. To schedule a free consultation, call our Mobile location at 251-317-3392, Birmingham at 205-510-9309, Huntsville at 256-270-0062 or contact us online.