Springtime is upon us. Soon the weather will be warmer, we will be planning for outdoor activities more, and the rains of springtime will come. When we think about spring we often think about cleaning and getting things ready now that winter is over and our lives are about to change. It’s a great idea, but something that commonly gets overlooked is your roof. Just like cleaning out your closet can save you space and improve your mindset, preparing your roof for spring can save you a lot of money, especially when those rains come. Here are three tips to prepare your roof for spring.
1. Remove Debris
A lot of debris can build up over fall and winter. Leaves, pine needles, sticks, and other assorted foreign objects can create moisture build-up and block drainage. This means your roof will be under increased stress from rains and it will be far more likely to be damaged. A great practice is to take the time and clean the debris from your roof and gutters, so you know where the rain can drain and that your roof will be safe.
2. Take a Look Inside
When talking about your roof, it seems counterintuitive to talk about looking inside your house. But there are often signs of leaks within the home. Check the attack and other rooms of your home for water damage that may be the result of a leak. This will give you an idea if there are any leaks bringing water into the home. Unfortunately, if you are seeing this damage, then that is a good indicator that some type of damage has occurred and there is a good chance it’s more than minor.
3. Get With a Pro
Ultimately you need to check your roof for damage. For this, we recommend you find a trusted roofing professional. There’s a reason for this suggestion. You may be able to see damage to your roof, but a roofing professional brings the tools, knowledge, and experience to know what they are looking at and determine exactly what, where, and how much damage has occurred. It may cost you some money, but this type of inspection can find damage when it’s minor and save you more in the long run.
We Don’t Roof Around
Southline Roofing & Exteriors, LLC is your number one source for roof repair, and preparing your roof for Spring, in Charleston. Our professional team are experts in roofing inspection and repair. From inspections to maintenance to storm damage repair, our team is the very best, ready to help you with all of your roofing needs. If you haven’t done a professional roof inspection, contact us today. We’re here to help you.