The Benefits of Regular Roof Maintenance in Spring
Spring is here! And with it comes essential tasks around the house that keep your home safe and ready to withstand spring weather…including hail and wind.
Spring often reveals damage that was caused during winter weather conditions. When it comes to seasonal maintenance and your roof, having a professional inspection completed in springtime is one of the best roofing ideas you can have. Proper spring roof care can save you a lot of headache, time, and money. And the peace of mind you gain from knowing your roof is in good shape is priceless.
Here are some of the top benefits of having regular roof maintenance in the springtime.
The Benefits of Regular Roof Maintenance in Spring
Whether or not you’ve had recent roof inspections, spring is an important time for roof cleaning and seasonal checkups to ensure you have good roof health for the long-term.
Saves You Money on Costly Repairs
Perhaps the most obvious benefit is that regular maintenance prevents damage from compounding or getting worse over time. For example, if your roof has sustained hail damage over the years, it could have small water leaks that are hidden to the naked eye. This could mean you have serious water damage…maybe even growth of mold or mildew, which is difficult and expensive to remove. Springtime roofing maintenance is an essential cost prevention strategy.
Lowers Energy Costs
Roof maintenance is important in the spring because it means your home will be ready for warmer weather, which is just around the corner in Colorado! In particular, roof maintenance will help you with energy efficiency optimization by making sure your roof and attic are properly vented and insulated.
Protects Your Home and Family
Making sure your roof is in good shape for the changing seasons isn’t just a good idea for ensuring roof longevity — it’s also a matter of home protection. After a heavy winter with a lot of snow and freezing conditions, you need to know that your roof is healthy and ready to withstand strong hail and wind storms like the kind we get in Colorado. Ignoring roof inspections and maintenance could mean you’re ignoring serious structural issues, which could put your home and your family at risk.
Extends the Lifespan of Your Roof
Taking care of your roof on a regular basis is an important best practice that you don’t want to ignore. Ignoring spring roof maintenance could mean you cut your roof’s lifespan in half — or less. Don’t let a small roofing issue snowball into a larger issue that could require a total roof replacement.
5 Simple Spring Roof Maintenance Tips
Now that you know the benefits, what you need to do? Here’s a short list of simple tips to get you started on spring maintainence.
- Clean Your Gutters
We know gutter cleaning can be a messy and tedious chore. However, keeping leaves and debris out of your gutters is important. Gutters that are clear of debris can efficiently move water from your roof and out of downspouts. Do yourself a favor and clean your gutters yourself, or hire a professional to clean your gutters.
- Inspect Your Shingles
It’s not uncommon for winter weather to damage a few shingles on your roof. If not replaced or repaired, the damaged shingles can cause leaks and additional damage. Make a note of any issues you see, and contact your roofing contractor to repair any issues.
- Check Your Attic
Take a few minutes to make sure your attic is properly ventilated and insulated. Keeping your attic properly insulated and ventilated ensures that the temperature of your home is not affected by the temperatures outside and vice versa. If you’ve had any challenges with ice dams in the winter, this is a good place to start. Also, look for any signs of animals that may have taken up residence over the winter.
- Trim Your Trees & Landscape
Trimming your trees and landscape reduces the risk of damage to your roof from falling limbs, debris and unwanted pests. Overhanging tree limbs can become heavy and wet with rain or snow, and fall onto your roof damaging shingles and clogging your gutters. Tree limbs and overgrown landscaping can also provide a cozy home for bugs and critters.
- Schedule a Roof Inspection
Your roof needs a regular inspection to stay healthy and prevent small problems from becoming larger issues. Schedule a free inspection and see if you have any issues that need repair. An ounce of prevention goes a long way in preventing larger issues.
We Can Take Care of Your Spring Roofing Needs
Ready to schedule your inspection? Start your spring roofing maintenance plan with a free inspection from J&K Roofing. We will come out and take a look at your roof and let you know what kind of shape it’s in. If any work is needed, we’ll take care of it promptly and professionally.
At J&K Roofing, our team is friendly, experienced, and certified in all materials we work with. There’s no job we can’t handle, and we’d love to talk with you today about your roofing needs–residential & commercial! Get in touch with us here or by calling 303-425-7531.