The beginning of springtime is here and it’s the perfect moment to embark on your seasonal cleaning! When creating your to-do list, remember that your exterior is just as important as your interior, especially when it comes to your roofscape. After weeks of sustaining climatic elements like harsh winds, strong storms and drastic fluctuations in temperatures associated with winter, your roof may need some attention. Let’s take a look at a few steps to follow to ensure your roof is ready for another season.

Start From the
Ground Up

Begin your roof inspection with a brief walk around the building. Be sure to keep an eye out for any water damage in the fascia areas, loose rain gutters or downspouts, missing or cracked roof tiles, and any other roof damage visible from the ground.

Take a Closer Look

Using a ladder and proper safety equipment, check rain gutters and downspouts for debris such as leaves, branches and nests. Do not try to remove excessive debris with a water hose as it may cause downspouts to clog and affect the roof’s drainage system. While you’re up there, also look for any unusually sunken areas or ponding of water.

Trim Those Limbs

Check the roof line for overhanging trees and bushes. Trim back branches to reduce debris buildup in gutters and potential mold and algae growth on roof tiles. If you notice significant discoloration on your roof, you may want to consider having your roof cleaned by a professional. Not only will this help with aesthetics, but it will also reveal any problem areas throughout your roof, while removing any obstructions that may interfere with the roof’s natural drainage process.

Contact a Professional

If you happen to notice any concerning areas during your springtime roof inspection, do not try to fix them yourself. Contact an insured and bonded roofing contractor to address any problems. Your roofer may need to better seal transition areas on the roof or vulnerable areas like vents and skylights using Eagle’s Secure Roll, our premium flexible flashing that safeguards against weather damage. Or they may need to complete other repairs such as replace broken roof tiles and fix rain gutters that were damaged by clogged debris. No matter the issue, it is important to have these areas of concern inspected by a professional to prevent a more serious complication from occurring that could result in an entire roof replacement.

By following these necessary steps and dealing with potential issues early on, your roof will remain beautiful and leak free for seasons to come. Let the spring cleaning begin!

For more information about roof maintenance, visit our website or contact an
Eagle Account Representative near you.

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