Roof Maintenance Spring Cleaning Checklist
Your roof can take a beating in the winter. From the constant temperature fluctuations to loose branches and debris, a bad winter can really cause some damage. That’s why it’s so important to inspect your roof in the spring! Spring is the perfect time to check on your roof and make sure it’s healthy and happy. While it may not be the most enjoyable Saturday of the season, inspecting your roof after a heavy winter is a critical part of extending its lifespan and can save you money in the long run. Here at Feazel Inc., we want to make sure your roof isn’t forgotten during your spring cleaning Saturday. That’s why we compiled a roofing checklist for you to follow, so nothing gets overlooked. Check it out below!
Clean Your Gutters
Your gutters are a huge part of keeping your roof healthy, and it’s so important to check them after a long winter. Clogged gutters can let water build up on your roof, potentially damaging the structure underneath the shingles or creating the perfect environment for mold. The first step to any spring cleaning roofing is to check your gutters for any damage.
Look For Any Obvious Damage
Your shingles are going to be the best indicator of your roof’s overall health. So take some time to look at them! There is a range of different ways your shingles will tell you that your roof is damaged. Just be sure to check from the ground or somewhere safe! Getting on your roof can be dangerous, particularly if you’re searching for signs of damage.
Missing shingles is an obvious sign that something’s wrong with your roof. While one or two missing shingles can be replaced, when there are patches of shingles that are missing, it may indicate that there is a weak spot in your roof. Missing shingles can also let moisture into the structure of your roof, creating the perfect environment for mold and mildew to grow.
A blistering shingle looks exactly how you’d picture it. When too much moisture gets trapped in a shingle, the exterior begins to swell, and can eventually burst, causing serious damage. Unfortunately, blistering shingles can be extremely hard to spot if you don’t have the proper tools.
Curling shingles are another serious issue that will only shorten the lifespan of your roof. Often an indicator of poor ventilation or incorrect installation, curling shingles are surprisingly easy to spot and should be repaired as soon as you see them.
Buckling Shingles and Soft Spots
Buckling shingles are among the most serious signs of roofing damage, and should be looked at immediately. Buckling, sagging or soft spots in your roof may indicate internal damage caused by moisture, and may mean that the roof is compromised. If you see any buckling, sagging, or uneven areas in your roof, you need to call the professionals at Feazel Inc. immediately.
Look for Moisture or Mold
Moisture in any form can be extremely damaging to your roof and needs to be repaired immediately. As mold, mildew, and algae grow on your roof, they can get under the shingles and compromise the integrity of the entire structure. Fortunately, this can be pretty easy to deal with. There are a variety of sprays and other store-bought products that will help you deal with mold, mildew, and algae safely from the ground. However, if you find a particularly large patch of moisture, it’s important to get it looked at by a professional roofing company like Feazel Inc. as soon as possible.
Check Your Attic
One of the best ways to inspect your roof is actually from the inside! While it may be difficult to spot patches of moisture or other problem areas from the exterior, they’re surprisingly easy to see from inside your attic. So take a look! Any signs of leaks, mold, or moisture should be noted and brought to the attention of professionals.
Roofing Inspections and Repairs with Feazel Inc.
If you’ve identified a problem with your roof, don’t wait to get it fixed! The first step should be scheduling a free roofing inspection from the professionals at Feazel Inc.! We have been providing high-quality roofing repair and replacement services to Ohio, Indiana, and North Carolina for over 30 years and can help get your roof ready for summer. Contact us today to learn more!