As the weather becomes warmer, homeowners turn to tasks that they weren’t able to get to the past couple of months. At the top of the list is ensuring that the roof is in good shape. For most of the winter, your roof has sheltered you from the freezing cold and harsh elements. Now it’s time to show some love in return by giving it some much-needed pampering. Here are three ways you can do just that.
Schedule an inspection. According to most roofing companies, you should schedule a roof inspection at least twice each year – once in the fall and again in the spring. Even if there’s no apparent damage, it still pays to have your local roofer check out your shingles, flashings and gutters to ensure that everything is in good shape.
Clean your gutters. Throughout the winter, leaves, twigs and other organic debris tend to build up in your gutters. While some people don’t think that their gutters are part of the roof, they’re actually part of the same system. Clean out your gutters with a special scoop. If you don’t feel comfortable climbing a ladder, there are roofing companies that will happily do it for you. Alternatively, you might consider investing in gutter guards or covers to minimize the need for manual cleaning. Bone Dry Roofing – West can clean your gutters and install gutter guards for easier maintenance.
Check for mold and algae growth. Since moisture collects on your roof throughout the winter, it’s not uncommon to find mold and algae growing on your shingles. You may be thinking that this is only an aesthetic issue, but allowing these to grow on your roof can lead to structural damage down the road if you don’t address the problem quickly.
From scheduled maintenance to emergency repairs and everything in between, when it comes to roofing, nobody does it better than Bone Dry Roofing – West. Give us a call at (970) 364-7996 to schedule your free appointment, or fill out our contact form to request an estimate today.