• 3 Ways to Get Your Residential Roof Ready for Spring

  • Most American adults dream of the day they can buy a home. Accomplishing this goal will require a lot of hard work and financial discipline. Once you have purchased a new home, you need to shift your focus to keeping it in good shape. On average, homeowners in the United States spend up to 4% of their home’s total value annually on maintenance. 

    As the warmer weather of spring approaches, you need to make sure your home is prepared. Making sure your roof is in good working order before spring arrives can help you avoid serious repair issues. With the help of experienced roofing professionals, maintaining your roof will be a breeze. Here are some of the things you should do to prepare your roof for spring. 

    1. Check and Clean Your Gutters

    Performing a thorough inspection of your home’s roof is a must when trying to figure out what type of maintenance it needs. During this inspection, be sure to focus your attention on the gutters. Without functional gutters, you will have to deal with roof and foundation flooding issues. If the gutters are filled with leaves or sticks, you need to remove these materials immediately. 

    Leaving leaves and twigs in place will result in the gutters being unable to drain properly. If you don’t have the time or the tools to handle this important roof maintenance procedure on your own, working with professionals is a good idea. An experienced roofing company will be able to clean and inspect the gutters quickly and correctly. 

    2. Assess the Condition of Your Shingles

    As you inspect your home’s roof, you also need to pay attention to the condition of your shingles. The older your shingles get, the more damage they will ultimately have. If you notice that your shingles are curling or some of them are missing, you need to take action immediately. Missing shingles can lead to serious leaks developing. 

    Allowing a professional to come in and inspect your shingles is a good idea. Once they have performed this inspection, a roofer can give you advice on how to handle the issues they found. In some instances, replacing your roof may be the best way to avoid problems in the future. While a new roof can be costly, it is worth the money considering the long-term benefits it can provide. 

    3. The Condition of Your Flashing

    If your home has a chimney or vents coming out of the roof, chances are there is flashing around these openings. Metal flashing is designed to seal around these holes and prevent leaks from occurring. As time goes by, the flashing on your roof may become bent and rusted. 

    Ignoring this problem can lead to lots of leaks and water damage in the future. This is why hiring professionals to replace your damaged flashing is a must. 

    Let Us Help with Your Roof Maintenance Needs

    If you are not comfortable taking on the roof maintenance mentioned in this article on your own, contact Big Boy’s Construction. We will have no problem maintaining and repairing your home’s roof the right way.

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