Spring is finally upon us – and with it comes the wave of spring cleaning. We’re all preparing to clean and tidy the insides of our houses, but what about the outside – namely, the roof? The roof is an integral part of the structural integrity of your home. Maintaining it and inspecting it regularly – as part of spring cleaning, for instance – is a good way to make sure that your roof is in good shape, and to fix anything that may cause issues in the future.
Read on for some tips about spring cleaning your roof in Arizona, to ensure that your roof stays healthy and well-maintained.
Spring Cleaning for Your Roof
What sort of maintenance does your roof need this spring? To make sure your roof is in tip-top shape and hopefully cut down on future repairs, make sure to take these steps when you’re making your spring cleaning list.
- Conduct an Inspection: It’s important to take the time to inspect your roof to spot any potential problems, and while you’re preparing for your spring cleaning is a good time to get this out of the way. Check for signs of damage, such as sagging; cracked, curling, or missing shingles; mold; and cracks in vents, skylights, and other roof elements. If you notice any of these damages, call a roofing company to get an inspection done, so you can rest easy knowing your roof is keeping your family safe.
- Clean Out Your Gutters: Making sure your gutters are clear is an important part of roof maintenance, especially in spring, after winter and fall may have caused a large amount of debris build-up. To clean your gutters properly, get a sturdy ladder, a pair of gloves, and a gutter scoop or trowel; then lay a tarp down on your yard or bring up a bucket to scoop the debris into. When you’re finished removing debris, use a garden hose or power washer to flush out the gutters. If the water remains, check your downspout for clogs. For more comprehensive instructions, check out this complete guide.
- Keep Your Roof Clear: Leaves and other small debris, like pine needles and twigs, can build up on your roof as well as in the gutters. Make sure to safely remove this debris to ensure that it doesn’t damage your roofing materials.
- Trim Tree Limbs: If you’ve got trees that hang over your roof, it’s important to clip them, not only so that leaves and other debris don’t clutter your roof, but also to remove any potential danger of tree limbs falling during storms and damaging your roof. Touching limbs can lift and pull tiles from the roof. Removing tree limbs can be risky, so if you’re unsure of your ability to do so safely, call a professional to do it for you.
Get The Truth About Your Roof
And of course, an excellent way to take care of your roof this spring is to get a professional inspection done. Roofstar Arizona has a team of well-trained, highly respected professionals who will always tell you the truth about your roof and give you a fair estimate. Call us now at (480) 426-1915 to schedule your inspection today.