Spring cleaning frenzies organize when the weather warms up, and things start coming alive again. While making a plan to destroy inside dust bunnies, don't forget about your roof. Here are a few tips for springtime roof maintenance.

Clean Gutters

Your gutter system has an important job to do. Gutters direct water flow away from your property and prevent mold and foundation damage. They also collect falling debris throughout the year. Any time you have dirt, sun, and water, you have optimal conditions for growth requiring a gutter replacement.

You're not just preventing a tree from sprouting in your gutter systems. Clogged gutters don't allow for smooth-flowing waters. Homeowners are recommended to clean their gutter systems twice a year. Clean your system in the spring and fall during regular maintenance to help:

  • Prevent Water Damage
  • Protect Against Pests
  • Increase the Life of Gutters
  • Remove Build-up

Inspect Shingles

While your roof's shingles add a bit of curb appeal, that's not their primary purpose. Broken, missing, or damaged shingles can't protect your property. General recommendations are to perform a roof inspection at least once a year.

Regular roof inspections help detect damage early, prolong your roof's life, and maintain your home's curb appeal. Look for cracked, wavy shingles or curling around the edges during your inspection. You might also see shingles that are broken or missing. If you aren't sure what to look for, hire a professional roofer.

Check for Leaks

April showers might bring May flowers, but they also wreak havoc on your roof. Inspecting your roof when the weather starts warming up can help you prevent a shower in the kitchen. Still, your roof may be leaking even if you don't see it yet.

Signs of a leaky roof can include noticeable missing or damaged shingles, but you might also notice aspects like water stains on the ceiling or a musty odor. Spotting leaks before they become bigger messes can help save you money and prevent further damage.

Bring in the Help of a Professional

When you're not sure what to look for, roof maintenance might feel overwhelming. Experienced residential roofers perform routine maintenance and can easily spot signs of wear and tear. Ready Roof has been serving Illinois property owners for over 25 years with quality roof replacement and restoration services. Grab a free quote today.