Roofing Surrey homes expert tell the secrets on spring maintenance tips
It’s that time of year again. Dust off the shovel, the lawn mower, the weed wacker, and start prepping the house for spring and summertime.
While you are preparing the yard for summer, it is always a good idea to take inventory of the roof and look for any damages that may have occurred from the winter storms. You will need to get up on your roof to get a good look at your roofs condition.
What should you be looking for on your roof?
Are the shingles starting to curl up? Are there any parts of the roof that are newly exposed? Are you gutters clean of debris and cracks to ensure that the spring showers can easily run off your roof and away from your homes foundation? Do you need to hire an arborist to trim up or take out any trees in your yard that look dead or dangerous to your property or neighbours?
Winter winds and heavy rains can plug up gutters with debris. Blocked gutters can force water into unnatural areas on your roof and around the foundation of your house. Your roof is built to withstand the harsh elements but it does need some maintenance to help improve the longevity of your roof.
Top Spring roof maintenance tips
How do the shingles look? If your find broken, curled, ripped shingles, this is a clear indicator of your shingles lifespan.
If you have a chimney- check around the seal to see how that it is sealed properly. This is a convenient time to get the flue cleaned for safety reasons to prevent fires from excess particles and materials in the flue of your chimney.
Check inside your home for water damage marks on the walls, corners and ceiling. This is a another clear indicator of a water damage problem that commonly stems from pipes or the roof structure. Landmark Roofing can answer your roofing questions and offer you a no obligation free roofing quote this spring.
It is important to speak to an experienced roofer when it comes to protecting your investment. Our Surrey roofing experts maintain the quality of your homes structure and integrity for years to come. Experienced roofers will want to educate you on the best materials to use to help you make the tough decisions on the health of your roof easier.