For many homeowners, spring is the ideal time to accomplish home maintenance tasks. Thanks to the mild weather, you may want to take the opportunity to check the condition of your roof. Remember that your roofing system had to endure harsh weather conditions all winter long. Whether you have asphalt shingles, Cedar, or metal roofing, it’s important to keep your roof in top condition.

To help you get started, we at Burr are sharing some roof maintenance oversights not to miss this spring. 

Schedule a Roof Inspection

Most homeowners can spot obvious roof damage such as cracked shingles, but there may be underlying issues that may not be visible to the untrained eye. It is important to schedule a roof inspection regularly and especially after inclement weather, to ensure you catch any damage early before it becomes a costly problem. 

Here at Burr, we provide roof inspections and roof certifications to ensure that the structural integrity of your roof is intact. We carefully evaluate all aspects of your roof and identify any areas that need repair or replacement, allowing you to prove your roof is in good condition.

Clean your Gutters

When maintaining your roof, be sure to include your gutter system. After all, gutters play a key role in keeping moisture out of your home. If they are clogged, rainwater from the roof may not drain properly. Over time, clogged gutters may cause leaks or severe moisture damage. 

Standing water may cause unnecessary strain on your gutters, causing them to pull away from the fascia boards. For this reason, make sure to sweep away any branches, leaves and debris that may have collected in your gutters. However, cleaning out your gutters can be a dangerous task, but our team knows how to do it safely. Avoid the hassle and have our experts come out for a gutter cleaning

Remove Any Mold

Mold and mildew growth can be harmful, especially if you or your family members have existing medical conditions. Not only that, but mold can also trap moisture, which may lead to extensive roof deck and shingle damage. 

If you find some mold on your roof, you should address it and have it removed at your earliest convenience.

Check the Attic

While your roof’s exterior components should be checked, make sure to inspect your interiors as well. 

Thus, don’t forget to investigate your attic space. If you see sunlight entering through small holes or signs of water leakages, it’s best to call in your local roofer as soon as possible to determine the extent and severity of the issue. This will also be examined during our roofing inspection.

Turn to Burr Roofing, Siding, & Windows for your residential roofing needs. Call us today at (203) 660-2009 or fill out our contact form to set an appointment. We proudly serve homeowners of Southern Connecticut.