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March 30, 2023

April showers bring May flowers. As the seasons change, so does the weather. With your roof taking the brunt of the outdoor elements, you need to make sure it is in good condition and maintains its integrity so it can keep your home and your family safe. Learn how to prep your roof for changes in weather.

Clean Gutters And Downspouts

Every season comes with its own forms of precipitation. If your gutters and downspouts are full of leaves and debris, it can be impossible for the water to properly drain from your roof down to the ground. Improper water flow can lead to extensive water damage and leaks along the outside of your house and potentially inside of your home. Also, the weight of the debris could be too overwhelming for your gutters and cause them to break which can lead to other issues.

Add New Caulking

Before the rainy season hits, check the seals on any vents, chimneys, or skylights that could be prone to leakage. If you notice any cracks or worn-down seals, add additional caulking to prevent any leaks and water from seeping in.

Trim Surrounding Trees

If there are any trees near your house that have overhanging branches, it's time for them to be cut back. If a high wind storm comes, the overhanging branches could end up either falling or hitting your roof, causing damage. To make sure that the branches are removed without damaging your roof, hire a qualified tree removal company.

Get A Roof Inspection

To make sure there aren't any major holes, broken shingles, or any other damage already done to your roof, you need to get a roof inspection done. While you may feel like you could check your roof out yourself for any issues, you need to hire a professional roofing company. A trained roofing contractor will have an eye to see any problem areas that are already brewing to prevent you from having any roofing issues later on.

No matter what season it is, your roof needs continuous care to keep it in great shape. Learn a few tips on how to take care of your roof throughout the year.

To make sure your roof is ready for changes in weather, enlist the help of a qualified roofing contractor to evaluate and make suggestions. ARAC Roof It Forward offers a free video roof inspection so we can show you videos and photos of the damage on your roof from the safety of the ground. Our goal at Roof It Forward is to provide our community with high-quality roofing solutions to keep you and your family safe in your home. Schedule your free video inspection today!


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