As spring approaches, homeowners begin getting ready for anticipated changes in the weather — and particularly, preparing the roof for the warmer seasons. Spring is the perfect time to take a closer, more careful look at your roofing system to check for potential damage or issues you did not investigate more closely while the winter snows were still looming. Here are a few things to keep in mind to help you get started:
1. Damage & Holes
As we prepare for the upcoming warmth, it’s always a good idea to take stock of the damage that may have been sustained by your home during the winter. If necessary, a homeowner might be well-advised to take a look at the roof from the ground to identify if the home has lost a few shingles, developed a hole or two or sustained any other damage.
Are there any cracks? Giving the roof a thorough once-over will allow you to enlist the services of a team of expert roofers to repair the damage. Keep your own safety in mind at all times, however: don’t clamber onto your roofing if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing, or if you haven’t got the right equipment at hand. Call in a qualified roofing contractor to do the inspection for you instead.
2. Clean the Gutters
It’s a dirty job, but yes, someone’s got to do it. Spring’s that time of year when you need to get all the trapped debris out of your gutters before it leads to irreversible damage. Get rid of all the rotting leaves, animal nests and dirt that’s clogging up your system and allowing water to stagnate. This will allow residual rainwater to flow smoothly away from your roof and your home, and to prevent water damage that could lead to serious issues and costly repairs.
3. Get Repairs Done Right Away
It never pays to procrastinate when it comes to getting roofing issues fixed. Schedule professional inspections early, before everyone else books up all the spots! Springtime is a high-demand season for home improvement, and contractors’ appointment books fill up pretty quickly.
If you’re ready to upgrade your roofing, siding and gutters today, be sure to consult Georgia Roof Advisors. We offer top-notch services to help protect your home and valuables for years to come. Give us a call at (678) 757-3477 or fill out our online form today to learn more about our services. We serve homes in Marietta, GA, and the surrounding areas.