The wind, rain, ice, snow and other natural elements that come with winter weather in the Northeast can create a substantial amount of wear and tear on your roof. While we bid farewell to winter weather and prepare for the warmer temperatures of spring, it’s important to check your roof to make sure it’s ready for the change of seasons. Here are some tips to make sure your roof is ready for spring!
Check Your Roof for Damage
It may seem obvious, but the first step in preparing your roof for the season change is to make sure there is no damage to it. During an inspection, roofing professionals will check the roof for any loose or missing shingles, remove any tree limbs, leaves or debris on the roof, and check for other signs of damage. If any exist, they will then repair the damage and make sure that your roof is in good condition for spring.
Check Your Attic
Especially during the winter, roofs are vulnerable to ice dams and snow damage. With the rising temperatures and melting of the ice, it’s very likely that there is some damage to your roof. However, it is often difficult to spot damage to the exterior of the roof. The good news is that you can also check for signs of damage inside your home! Look out for signs of water damage, mold, and discoloration on your ceilings and in your attic. If you find water damage, be sure to call a professional because your roof probably needs to be repaired.
Remove Debris From Gutters
As the temperatures start to rise, any snow on your roof will melt. As such, it’s important that your gutters are cleared so the melting snow can drain properly. Be sure to clean out any leaves, dirt or other debris from your gutters that may have accumulated over the course of the winter. Clean gutters will ensure smooth water runoff from the inevitable spring showers.
Fix Any Damage
If you notice any damage to your roof or mold in your home, call a professional to fix it! Though they may initially seem like small problems or repairs, it’s important to fix them correctly before they become larger, more expensive problems. Call the professionals at Nor’easter Roofing for your next roof inspection or to schedule repairs!
Roof Inspection & Replacement in Uxbridge, Worcester & Framingham MA
Make sure your roof is ready for Spring with these tips! To schedule a roof inspection or repair, contact Rob at Nor’easter Roofing today by calling 508-667-3278 or by filling out our online contact form.