Harsh cold and winter storms can take a big toll on the exterior of your home and its surroundings. With temperatures beginning to rise, spring is the perfect time to survey roofing in New Westminster for any damage that may have occurred over the winter months. Here are four important items to include on your spring roof maintenance checklist.
1. Inspect your shingles. Most roof damage is not easily visible from the ground, so get out a ladder and perform a close inspection of your shingles. Should you find shingles that are buckling, curling or missing, you will need to have them repaired or replaced to avoid leakage and damage to the roof deck and interior of your home.
2. Repair loose or cracked flashing. Strong winds and heavy snow can loosen flashing around chimneys and skylightsand leave your Richmond roof vulnerable, so be sure to tack it down to prevent leaks from spring rains.
3. Clean your gutters. Overflowing gutters can cause expensive water damage to siding and your home itself, so it’s important to routinely clean your gutters. Scoop out leaves, sticks and other debris and be sure that the entrance to the downspout is clear.
4. Clean soffit and fascia vents. Birds and small animals love to nest in these warm areas, so inspect and clean soffits and fascias at the same time as your guttering. Unwanted guests can cause significant damage over time.
Now is the best time to do an end-of-winter check to be sure your roof is in order and ready to protect you from spring storms and the upcoming summer. For help with any of these tasks, or for a free estimate on roof repair or replacement, call Crown Residential Roofing today at (877) 907-3066.