Roof Maintenance for the Spring and Summer

As winter comes to an end and the weather starts to warm up, it’s time to give your roof a check-up.

What shape are your shingles in?

Use our checklist to check your roof for any potential problems.

1.  Granulation

Take a walk around your home and look for any of the tiny roofing pebbles from your shingles on the ground. A little bit of granulation is no big deal, when you see a lot of pebbles, it’s time to call a contractor.

2. Spotty Coverage

Are your shingles pulling up or cracked? Are there spots that are missing shingles all together? Missing shingles can cause water damage to your roof. Always try to replace shingles as soon as you can once you notice one is missing.

3. Rust

Rust is a sign that the aluminum capping around the roof’s edge, or drip edges, is not working correctly.

4. Moss

You might think that you can just sweep moss off of your roof, but moss is an indication of more issues. The buildup of moss and any algae can damage your roof. Moss will act like a sponge and will soak up rainwater. That water can go under your shingles and soak through the roof underlayment and eventually saturate the roof sheathing below.

5. Cracked Caulk

Cracked caulk can lead to a leaky roof. Check the areas where the rooflines meet as well as the areas around the chimney and vent pipes for any cracked caulk.

Roof maintenance is important year round. You can help prevent large-scale damage by just doing a quick inspection like this every season. If you notice your roof is damaged or if it’s time to replace it, give us a call for a free estimate today!

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