Spring is characterized by a steady increase in temperatures, making it the perfect time to conduct a thorough roof inspection and do maintenance. You should consider instituting a routine maintenance program for your roofing system. Through preventive maintenance, you preserve your roof’s health and performance while saving lots of time and money in the process. Consider these tips:
1. Check Your Gutters and Downspouts
Inspect for any leaves, pine needles and dirt that might have collected in your gutters. See to it that there are no obstructions as gutter clogs cause water to back up and inflict moisture damage on your roof and your home’s exterior components like windows and siding. It can be risky to get on a ladder so it makes sense to hire a professional who can clean your gutter system for you.
2. Inspect Your Roof’s Flashings
Using a good pair of binoculars, check your roof’s flashings for any damage. These essential components protect the most vulnerable areas of your roof. These include roof valleys and penetrations as well as parts where the roof meets a wall or dormer. Loose or damaged flashings open up your roof to leaks and moisture damage.
3. Look Inside Your Attic
Take note of mold, algae streaks or soaked insulation in your attic. Any of these signs may indicate a leak or improper ventilation. Have this fixed as soon as possible: soaked insulation can lead to comfort and energy efficiency issues. Also, call us if you believe your roof is leaking. We’ll conduct a thorough investigation that will pinpoint the source of the leak and perform the necessary repairs so your roof’s life pan is preserved.
R. Campbell Roofing is skilled, capable and ready to tackle any roofing task. We provide specialized residential and commercial roofing services. Whether you need a metal roof coating or roof maintenance, expect our pros to guide you every step of the way.
Call (937) 866-1371 today, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.