Hello, Spring: Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Roof

Spring has arrived and with it comes warmer weather (finally)! Now it’s time to take care of all your spring maintenance for your home. From clearing out the garage to bringing that fresh clean air into your home, there are plenty of things to be done around the house. One key area to check on is your roof. Winter weather is the enemy of shingles and may have left behind some roof damage. Don’t worry, the experts at Rutter Roofing have some tips to get your roof in tip top shape for this season!

Clear Debris
Over the winter, your roof collects endless amounts of leaves and pine needles. This debris can hold moisture, causing mold and moss to grow in your gutters and on your roof. If you notice discolored streaks on your roof, that’s a sure sign of mold, algae or fungus on your shingles. You can treat this problem with products at your local hardware store, but make sure you don’t use any of these solutions with a power washer because it will damage the shingles.

Install New Gutters
Gutters are an extremely important aspect of your roof. They help prevent water from affecting your home. Before the springtime rain, check to make sure water can easily flow through your gutters. In addition, if you want to give your home a facelift for spring, a new gutter system will help your home look like new.

Replace Your Shingles
Winter winds and blizzards are hard on shingles. Sometimes, ice can freeze under shingles which causes them to curl and separates them from the rest of the roof. If your roof has the wrong shingle colors, it can make your roof look out of place. Now is the time to check and see if the shingles on your roof are missing, ripped or curled. If your shingles are faded or never looked quite right, it’s probably time to replace your shingles.

Chimney & Flashing
If you’re checking out the shingles on your roof, take a look at your chimney and the flashing around your roof. Flashing helps to protect parts of your roof that are prone to water damage. Winter storms can cause flashing to pull away from the roof and cause damage to your chimney. If you’re unsure what flashing or chimney damage looks like, contact us and we’ll come take a look.

Winter may have left its mark but following these tips will help extend the life of your roof and will allow it to stand strong through the next season of weather challenges. If you find problems with your roof like missing or damaged shingles or if your roof needs an inspection, contact the team at Rutter Roofing before that small issue turns into a costly problem. Contact us online or give us a call!