The mild weather of the Mobile, AL spring is a perfect time to tackle outdoor home improvement tasks, like checking and performing minor maintenance on your roof. Issues with a roof can escalate quickly, so scheduling regular inspections to check on the health of your roof can be a cost-effective way of preventing problems in the future. Here are some of the best roof maintenance tasks to tackle this spring.
1. Remove Debris
Over the winter months, many things have probably landed on your roof, including dead leaves, branches, old nests, and air-blown trash. In addition to being unsightly, this debris could also be hiding roof damage or the growth of mold and mildew under it. Common methods of removing debris from a roof include using a rake, using a leaf blower, or having a trained professional remove the debris by hand and making any necessary roof repairs.
2. Remove Mold and Mildew
Discolored streaks on your roof typically indicate the growth of mold and mildew, which can damage your roof and be harmful to your family’s health. Extensive mold and mildew growth can be a complicated task to handle, so many homeowners contact a professional for the job. The pros at Guy Brothers Roofing & Siding have the proper tools and cleaning agents to remove mold and mildew growth quickly and effectively.
3. Secure or Replace Loose Shingles
Winter weather can be hard on roof shingles, causing them to loosen or tear as the elements attack. Loose shingles can be easily nailed back into place, but ones that are damaged should be replaced to ensure that the roof continues to work properly. Shingle replacement can be done as part of a regular roof inspection or as a separate task if multiple shingles or a large area needs to be replaced.
4. Trim Away Tree Branches
New growth on trees tends to grow in every direction and sometimes that means growing to overhang your roof. This can cause a number of issues, from dropping debris on the roof throughout the year to branches falling off during a windstorm and damaging the roof. Any branches that are growing over your roof should be removed to ensure that they don’t create problems.
5. Clean the Gutters
Properly working gutters are essential for moving water off of the roof and away from the home during powerful spring storms. Over time, gutters get clogged with leaves, sticks, and other debris that impedes their performance. Removing this can be a demanding, time-consuming job so many homeowners call a trained professional to complete the task.
Tackling these spring cleaning tasks will prepare your roof for the coming year and take care of any issues that have arisen over the winter. If you have any questions about maintaining your roof or you suspect that your roof needs repairs, contact the pros at Guy Brothers Roofing & Siding today. We are ready to take care of all of your roofing needs.