Spring has arrived, so this is a good time to do some maintenance. The best place to start is with the roof, especially since you’ve just gone through the winter season. Here are some helpful maintenance tips to keep your roofing in top shape.
1. Remove All Debris
Your shingles cover your roof and act as the primary defense against the elements. Inspect them first. Even if all of them are in their respective places, observe if any have started degrading. If they do, it‘s time to inspect the gutters.
Check and clear out any debris that could be blocking the channel. This could be in the form of sticks and leaves from trees to granules by the degraded shingles. Any of these, if left unchecked, can lead to overflowing gutters and water damage in the home and will require a professional to fix.
2. Inspect Flashings
One of the most important things to ask roofing companies about is the flashing. Flashings are metal sheets designed to keep moisture out of your home, be it from the chimney or the vents. Look for any damage, bending or cracks before replacing them. Do not attempt to replace them yourself, however; always ask a contractor to do this for you.
3. Check the Attic
When you want to check for any signs of damage to the underside of your roof, the best place to check is the attic. Unlike the roof itself, you can easily access it without putting yourself in danger (remember that your roof might be damaged structurally, so stepping on it can be dangerous). This is the first place that could show signs of water damage or holes.
4. Hire a Professional
Once you finish your inspection, always call a licensed roofer to help you with your roofing needs. Any additional inspection and analysis by an expert can make sure that you don’t miss important issues that may be present. They also have access to the best materials to repair it.
Call Rogers Roofing, Inc., today at (219) 228-8210 in Indiana and (773) 492-2270 in Illinois. We offer in-home estimates and various roofing materials to suit your design goals. We cover areas in Northwest Indiana, such as Schererville, IN, and Chicago, IL.