Preparing Your Roof For Spring & Summer | Tacoma Roofing Company

Blog | April 15th, 2018

As the weather starts to get warmer, many homeowners are starting to prepare for the spring and summer months. For many, spring cleaning also means that it’s time to get your roof ready for the spring showers and the sunny weather ahead.

Performing simple roof maintenance can help prevent a future leak from developing. It also ensures your roof is in good shape for the barbecues, celebrations and events during the spring and summer. Here are a few preventative maintenance steps that you can do to help prepare your roof for the upcoming seasons:

Clean Out Your Gutters

It’s easy to lose track of roof maintenance during the wintertime, from not wanting to brave the cold and rain. But after the weather conditions from fall and winter, your gutters can accumulate massive amounts of dirt, decay and debris. When it rains, the debris will retain the water weight and can cause your gutters to sag and even cause a moisture buildup in the attic. If the water overflows from the gutters, the foundation of the house can even be damaged.

Also, make sure that all downspouts and gutters are firmly attached to your home. Built-up ice and snow can pull the anchors loose. It’s better to catch these things now and get them repaired than later down the road when it can cause further damage to your house.

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Inspect Your Roof for Damage

Inspect your roof for any missing or damaged shingles. If you have a chimney or vent stack, look for any damaged flashing. If it appears that the caulk is rotten or loose, this can easily be replaced with a fresh application. Rainwater can easily get in through any cracks and tears.

If you live with a metal roof, look for signs of rust. Scrubbing the roof with a wire brush accompanied with high-pressured cleaning will prevent the rust from coming back. If you are hesitant to climb up onto your roof for an inspection, we recommend recruiting the help of a local roofing expert.

Check Your Attic for Leaks

From the inside of your attic, check for any signs of water or daylight intrusion. If you find damp beams or dripping water, there’s a leak that needs your immediate attention. Remember that water flows downhill, so make sure to check along the roof’s peak as well.

If you find a small leak, have it fixed as soon as possible. As time goes by, the damage will increase as well as the cost of the repair. Don’t try to solve the problem yourself. It’s best to call a qualified Tacoma roofer to handle the job. A professional roofer not only has the experience and know-how, but they will give you peace of mind that the leak is properly fixed.

Schedule a Roof inspection in Tacoma, WA

There are other signs of damage that the untrained eye may not pick up on. The last thing that you want is a massive roof repair bill due during spring in the South Sound. Contact our team at Acme Roofing to perform a comprehensive roof inspection for a small fee. This is the best way to ensure the safety and quality of your roof. For a small fee, an experienced and qualified roofer will carefully inspect your roof and let you know if they found any potential issues that could arise in the near future.

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