Spring Cleaning Your Roof

It is finally that time again. When the weather gets warmer and we all begin to spend more time outside. Which we are all looking forward to, especially after these last couple weeks of harsh winter weather. Oklahoma just got more snow than we have seen in a long time, and temperatures literally lower than Antartica. So now that grass and trees are about to start turning green and the temperatures are rising, it is time for adventures and spring cleaning. Now most people are going to start in their gardens and on their lawns, but a huge focus after cold winter months should be spring cleaning your roof. And we are going to tell you how.

Start With Your Gutters

Now hopefully this is something you do seasonally, so it won’t take as long. However, after winter weather including freezing rains and snow, let’s check them again. Be sure your gutters are clear of any debris such as leaves, twigs and sticks. And check the fasteners as well. The added weight of snow and ice can damage gutter alignment and cause sagging. Or even completely disconnect them. Make sure all downspouts are clear and flowing as well.

Check Out Your Shingles

Shingles can take damage in the winter as well. If you notice any shingles missing, they need replaced immediately. Missing shingles can expose roof decking and lead to leaks. Internal leaks lead to even bugger problems. Also look for damaged shingles that may be cracked, blistered, buckled or stained. Blistered shingles mean that you have poor ventilation while stained shingles mean that you have a leak in other areas. If you are noticing any irregularities with your shingles, it is time to have an inspection done to identify the root cause of the problems.

Look For Mold

Excessive precipitation followed by warm weather leads to humid conditions. This is the breeding ground for mold, which can not only be damaging, but toxic as well. It goes without saying that addressing all of this early is going to be a lot better than letting the problem get worse with time. As it gets hotter outside and we move from spring to summer, you will be glad to have this fixed.
If you are needing a roof inspection after the brutal winter weather, call the experts at Solid Roofing. Our team is standing by to answer any questions you have and help you get the roof repairs and replacement you may need. Send us a message today or call 918-205-7776.