Roof cleaning is a surprisingly important roof maintenance activity that is often overlooked. It seems to be a classic case of “out of sight, out of mind” for many homeowners. The sad reality is that many roof-related problems such as leaks or structural failures can typically be avoided or at least acted upon swiftly.
Here is a list of roof spring cleaning tips to keep the insurance assessors at bay.
- Tackle The Debris!
Mold and mildew are not your friends, especially when it comes to the longevity of your roof. Ensuring that your roof is clear from debris is a significant step in the right direction.
Removing the debris from your roof is a simple task; use your hands to rake old leaves and debris from the roof or bring out the power tools and blow the roof clear. If you feel that this process might be unsafe for any reason, contact a professional roof cleaning specialist.
- Check If A Wash Is Needed.
It might sound like an odd thing to do, but we advise washing your roof; well, at least parts of your roof are affected by mold or mildew. Mold and mildew can easily be identified by looking for any color changes, which might indicate growth. Roof mold is not only a concern to your roof’s life but can be unsafe for people’s health.
- Consider The Visible State Of Affairs.
Once you’ve cleared off the debris and washed off all the bad stuff, now is the ideal time to inspect your roof for any visual deformations, loose parts, or areas needing a coat of paint.
Upon identifying potential problem areas, always remember, prevention is better than cure. Therefore, it would be wise to contact a contractor to assess your particular roof need and provide a proven solution.
- Think Inside The Box.
Upon completing the external examination of loose or damaged roof infrastructure, it is now time to look underneath the hood. Take time to inspect the inside of your home to see any signs of leaks or roof structural problems. Particularly in the attic, if you have one.
- Don’t Forget About Trees And Plants.
It is essential to inspect the walls around your home to determine if any plants, such as creepers, are making their way into your roof structure. It will only be a matter of time before more significant problems take shape. Similarly, pay attention to large trees or branches of trees over and around your home’s roof. Again, it might not be a bad idea to consider trimming or pruning branches strategically before they become problematic before the next spring clean.
- Clear Out Those Gutters.
The last point of call, and you’re ready to go into spring without any roof maintenance stress. Always make sure to clean the gutters around your home as they can get filled up with obstructions rather quickly. Gutters are the river systems of your roof, keep them clear, and you’ll be clear of problems.
Keep your roof spring clean checklist close. Spring is around the corner.