The first day of spring is almost here which means one thing: Spring Cleaning! Homeowners across the country will pick up their brooms, feather dusters, vacuums, and household cleaning products to try and whip the inside of their homes into shape. These same homeowners will take to their gardens to plant beautiful flowers, clean their wood decks, and power wash their siding. This is done to make their homes as aesthetically appealing as possible.
What about the roof!?
Spring Roof Maintenance Tips
Cleaning your Gutters: First and foremost, clean you gutters. Clogged gutters back up with water. The excess weight strains the support brackets causing them to sag. Worse, the backed up water can spill into your attic or wall.
Roof Inspection: Inspect you roof for damage at least once a year
Signs of Roof Damage and Potential Leaks
- Ceiling Stains: Inspect your ceilings for discoloration or stains.
- Shingles: Look for loose, damaged, or missing shingles and replace them immediately.
- Flashing: Damaged flashing is one of the leading causes of roof leaks. So be sure to look for loose, lifted, or cracked flashing.
- Granules: Granules are the tiny minerals on shingles to protect them from the sun. As shingles age they lose these granules. Heavy granule buildup in your gutters is a sign your roof may need replacing.
Garner Roofing, your Baltimore Roofer
At Garner Roofing, we specialize in Leak Investigation & Repair. Our factory trained and ShingleMaster Certified technicians at Garner Roofing have the experience and knowledge to diagnose and repair even the most stubborn roof leaks as quickly and cost effectively as possible. Our systemized approach to leak investigation and repair has allowed us to maintain a high first call success ratio.