Spring is a time of rejuvenation and cleaning, and while you may be scrambling to get a head start on all of that, it’s important that you don’t forget about the roof! This structure, after all, faces the wrath of Mother Nature throughout the year so by Spring, you can expect that it’s a little bit worse for wear.
In this post, your roof repair emergency and maintenance experts at Wortham Bros, Inc. share a handy checklist for spring roof maintenance.
Clean the Gutters
Clogged gutters are unsightly, but did you know that blockage can also damage the roof? Accumulated debris puts unnecessary weight on the edge of the roof. In some cases, the clogged gutters exert so much downward weight on the roof edge that it loosens the shingles and even damages them outright!
Older roofs aren’t the only ones susceptible to this, too, and the last thing you want is for your brand new roof to sustain damage just because of the gutters. That’s why it’s imperative to clean the gutters regularly and address any wind damage repair it may have sustained.
It’s also important to keep the surface of the roof clean and free of any twigs, branches, moss and leaves. Wind-driven debris can scratch off the protective granules of your roof while leaves and moss absorb water from the air, spreading moisture throughout the shingles and causing long-term damage. Simply get rid of the debris on the roof to ensure its long-term health and stability.
Finally, it’s important to do preventive repair work on the roof. It’s easy to discount a small crack or hole on the roof as harmless, but this is where most problems usually find its origin. A small leak can grow in size in just a few weeks and often becomes problematic when homeowners least expect it. Preventive measures, whether it’s general or hail damage repair, helps keep your roof as healthy and sturdy as possible.
Wortham Bros, Inc. is ready to assist you on your next spring roof maintenance project. Dallas and Fortworth customers can reach us at (972) 362-0508. San Antonio homeowners can reach us at (830) 200-0383. For Austin customers, get in touch with us at (51) 520-2115 to learn more about our services. We offer wind damage repair services throughout Fort Worth and Dallas.