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Roof It Forward - The Importance of Spring Roof Maintenance: Inspections, Cleaning, and Repairs

March 30, 2023

Spring has sprung and is here to stay! As a part of your Spring-cleaning push, you may be cleaning out your closets, upgrading your flowerbeds, and clearing out your garage. While you're tackling your spring-cleaning list, don't forget about your roof. Continue reading to learn about the importance of Spring roof maintenance for inspections, cleaning, and repairs.

Clean Your Gutters

After the Fall, your gutters may be full of leaves, branches, and other debris. This becomes a problem when Spring rain showers come along. If there is too much debris in your gutters, a blockage can start and prevent any water from properly moving through your gutter system. A blockage can also cause your gutters to become too heavy with debris and standing water, leading to your gutters breaking and pulling away from your roof. This gutter damage can then affect your roof by causing holes, which could lead to a water leak if left unattended for a prolonged period. By having your gutters clean before Spring, you can prevent this gutter damage.

Check Insulation In Your Attic

As Spring continues into Summer, you'll need to start turning on your air conditioning to cool your house. When the sun heats your roof, it will heat your entire home. If you do not have enough insulation in your attic, it will be difficult for your home to keep the cool air in. A lack of insulation can result in higher energy bills during the warm months due to your air conditioning unit working overtime to try and keep your home cool.

Get An Inspection Done

From the ground, you can't see any problem areas up close. A roofing contractor will be able to safely get on your roof and search for any problem areas or existing damage. By using a trained and trustworthy roofing contractor to complete your inspection, areas of concern can be identified early on before the damage becomes extensive.

Follow Through On Repairs

If the roofing inspector found any problems that require intervention and repair, be sure to follow through on the issues. Even if the problem looks small and seems like it can wait, it's best to be proactive and take care of the situation. If the problem is put to the side, that allows the damage to worsen and become more extensive, which can be paired with an expensive repair bill.

To ensure your roof is ready for Spring schedule a free video roofing inspection with ARAC Roof It Forward! A free video roof inspection will allow our team to diagnose potential problems to prevent any further damage. After the examination, we will show you any concerning areas of your roof, review your repair options, and provide a cost estimate. Schedule your free video inspection with Roof It Forward today.


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