6 Tips for Spring Cleaning
Now that Winter is finally over it is time to begin thinking about the annual task of spring cleaning. While spring cleaning for most people means tidying up the interior of their homes, it’s also important to pay attention to your roof. Spring cleaning for your roof can help to maintain its integrity and prevent costly repairs down the line. Here are some tips to get started.
1. Inspect for Damage
The first Step before you start cleaning your roof, is to take time to inspect it for any damage. Look for missing or damaged shingles, cracks, and other signs of wear and tear or damage. If you notice any issues, it’s important to address them as soon as possible to prevent further damage. In this case we recommend calling a professional roofing company like Reiter Roofing to evaluate the issues and reccomend a course of action for repairs.
2. Clear Debris
The winter months can leave your roof covered in debris such as leaves, branches, and other types of debris. This debris can clog your gutters and downspouts, leading to water damage and other issues. Use a broom or rake to gently clear debris from your roof. Be careful not to damage any shingles or other roofing materials.
3. Clean Gutters and Downspouts
As you clear debris from your roof, make sure to also clean out your gutters and downspouts. You can manually remove debris, and flush the drainage system with water to make sure it is operating properly before Spring showers roll in. This will help to prevent water from pooling on your roof and causing damage.
4. Trim Trees
Cutting tree branches back a minimum of 10′ from your home will help to prevent branches from falling onto your roof and causing damage. It will also help to prevent leaves and other debris from accumulating on your roof, preventing costly interior damage caused by leaks from blocked drains.
5. Check for Mold and Algae
Mold and algae can grow on your roof if it’s not properly cleaned and maintained. Check your roof for any signs of mold or algae growth.Mold and algae may not harm your roof but is inportant to have the situation evaulated by a professional. If you do decide to try to clean it, be sure to wear protective gear, such as gloves and goggles, when using bleach.
6. Hire a Professional
Going up on a roof is dangerous. If you’re not comfortable climbing onto your roof yourself, or if your roof is steep or difficult to access, Reiter Roofing can help. Reiter Roofing can help to clean and maintain your roof, ensuring that it stays in good condition for years to come. We also offer a variety of services to help keep your home dry and safe.
Spring cleaning for your roof is important, it will help to maintain the condition of your roof and prevent costly repairs. Following the advice we have outlined above, and hiring a professional like Reiter Roofing, can keep your roof in great shape and protect your home from damage for years to come.