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Roof Spring Cleaning Checklist
Warmer days are rapidly approaching, and we all know what that means — spring cleaning! You may be in the habit of tidying up around the house once springtime rolls around, but do you have a strategy for cleaning your roof? Winter weather can wreak a fair amount of havoc on your roof, which is why you should always add your roof to your spring cleaning to-do list. It’s the perfect time to get some regular maintenance in and give your roof the attention it deserves. If you’re wondering where to start, save this spring cleaning roof checklist for when the cleaning commences!
1. Get those gutters cleared
Have you cleaned your gutters recently? Winter snow and rain may have worsened any gutter clogs that weren’t cleared during fall, and spring showers are bound to arrive soon. It’s important to handle the gutters as soon as possible — clogged gutters can lead to roof leaks, and can even damage your home’s foundation in the long run. Unclog your gutters and remove any debris, twigs, leaves, and the like so that your gutters can function properly this spring. You’ll want to call a professional to handle the job!
2. Cleaning your roof
Grime, growth, and dirt aren’t just unpleasant to look at — they can also damage your roofing material. The right cleaning agent varies depending on your roof’s material, so it’s best to do some research or consult a professional before tackling the job to prevent any damage. Improper cleaning could result in costly repairs. Whatever cleaning solution is used, make sure to dilute it with lots of water so it’s not too harsh.
3. Inspect for signs of damage
While you’re cleaning your roof, take the opportunity to scout out any gaps or evidence of damage to your shingles and roofing materials. Materials like asphalt and wood require special attention. Ensure that no rotting or cracking has occurred during harsh winter weather or regular wear and tear, and if it has, contact a professional to make any necessary repairs.
4. Take care of nearby branches
Trees add a lot to the beauty of your yard, but branches that get too close to your roof may scratch the material and cause damage. Trim those nearby branches to ensure that your roof stays intact and out of harm’s way!
When you’re planning your spring roof cleaning, it’s best to consult a professional to make sure everything is in order and your home is in the best condition. Contact us at McLeran Roofing to give your roof the TLC it needs!