25 Apr 11 Spring Cleaning Musts for Your Roof
Spring cleaning a roof is more than simply blowing off the fall leaves. Before you risk life and limb venturing out onto your roof, consider hiring a roofing contractor. Professional cleaning and maintenance allow you to stay on top of the little things…before they become major.
Roof Spring Cleaning Checklist:
For a thorough roof Spring Cleaning, ask your roofing contractor to do the following:
- Sweep off debris like trash, leaves, twigs and branches.
- Conduct a roof inspection to identify potential leaks.
- Check for any needed roof repair: replace damaged or worn shingles.
- Ask that the soffits be examined. Animals often nest in soffits. (The soffit is the board on the underside of a roof eave between a home’s siding and the outer edge of the roof.)
- The eaves should be checked to make sure they are in good condition
- The roofing contractor should check for signs of corrosion on metal roofs.
- If you have a chimney cap, it should be inspected.
- Ask for an inspection of areas around chimneys and pipes. These areas commonly leak.
- Clean external gutters in preparation for heavy rain or hurricane season activity such as high winds and heavy winds.
- If you have a ceramic tile roof, it’s essential to have the tiles inspected to ensure they remain securely in place.
- Take photos of the roof, especially areas in need of roof repair, for your records.