After the snow melts, preventative roof and gutter maintenance can save you thousands of dollars. So where to do you begin? We at iRoof would be happy to give you some tips.
- Gutters: Clear away any leaves or debris on your roof or in the gutters. Make sure that “spring time rains” can flow easily through the gutters and downspouts to prevent leaks or overflows. Make sure to repair or replace any damaged part of gutters or downspouts.
- Shingles: Snow and winds can cause shingles to be damaged, lose, curled or missing. Have those shingles replaced or repaired. Sooner is better than later!
- Flashing: Inspect the flashing on your roof around skylights, windows or dormers. Some damage such as cracked caulked or damaged flashing have simple remedies. If flashing has extensive damage or rust then replacing the entire flashing is your best bet. Flashing that is damaged and left unattended, will lead to water damage in your walls and roof.
- Fascia and soffits: Check that there are no holes or soft spots in the fascia and soffits that need to be repaired or replaced.
- Water Damage: Last but not least, look for signs of water damage. Snow and ice can make a roof vulnerable. Water damage to roofs may not bee seen by the naked eye and hard to ascertain. Call in a professional, such as iRoof, to inspect and identify any underlying problems that could lead to severe issues later down the line.