Warm weather has finally arrived and Summer is right around the corner! There’s a lot of work that goes into preparing our homes for this, from yards to patios to home exteriors. This includes your roof. Ice and snow can leave some damage behind, so you want to be sure everything is taken care of and nothing is missed. Right now is the perfect time for an annual roof inspection to get everything running smoothly.
Before having an inspection done, you can take care of a few things on your own if you’re feeling up to it. However, it’s important to note that you should not go up on your roof if it’s not something you’re familiar or comfortable with. There could be instabilities up there and we do not want you getting injured. Additionally, make sure you have someone nearby if you do go up. They can assist you in case of an emergency.
Now, let’s discuss how to get your home ready for Spring and Summer!
1. No Stragglers
Pine needles, branches and leaves all love to live on top of roofs, just waiting for the next downpour to get washed into the gutters and cause you headaches and damage. Tell those freeloaders goodbye to avoid any problems down the road.
2. Check For Damage
This can be done from the ground as well. If you notice obviously damaged shingles strewn about or see spots where they’ve stripped or buckled, you need a professional to come take a look. Keep an eye out for any damage to vents, skylights, flashing and caulking as well. Caulk and weatherstripping help prevent water seepage, so you want to be sure it stays healthy. If you spot something unusual or concerning, give Up On The Rooftop a call to have a professional come out and take a look.
3. Look In The Attic
No, you’re not looking for critters or grandma’s old wedding dress. Just signs of water leaking in and causing problems (which might be scarier than any critter could ever be!). Be on the lookout for standing and dripping water or water flowing from the peaks, as well as mold or mildew. These are all signs of unwanted moisture.
4. Inspect The Gutters
Make sure your gutters and downspouts are tightly adhered to the home. Freezes can knock them loose. Also check for signs of erosion and cracks to the pipes and clear out that pesky debris.
Many of these things can be easily repaired and replaced by you, but only if you feel confident in your abilities. Otherwise, have Up On the Rooftop come out to be sure the job is done right the first time!
Contact Install Solutions
This can be an intimidating process and if you’re unsure of your abilities, reach out to us for help! We’ve got the skills and knowledge needed to handle all your home exterior needs quickly and efficiently. Let us take care of it for you!