Roof Maintenance Checklist for Every Season

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Roof maintenance is not something that should be only done once per year. Certain elements of the roof should be inspected and repaired during a specific season. By performing seasonal maintenance, it makes the tasks easier to maintain while keeping the roof in good condition. You can also spot potential problems sooner. Here is a checklist to use for each season.

Spring Checklist

Clean out the gutters of any debris that may have fallen onto the roof after winter storms. It is also a good time to inspect the shingles for winter damage and to identify any mold that is present.

Since you will deal with a lot of rainy weather during the spring, you want to make sure everything is still waterproof.

Summer Checklist

You want to check for holes along the roof from nesting animals that may have created offspring. These holes can allow water to enter and cause damage. Also, it is a good time to inspect the conditions of skylights and safely perform repairs while the weather is good.

Since you are dealing with hot summer temperatures, ensure the roof ventilation is in good working order for air circulation to help reduce your energy bills.

Fall Checklist

Fall is the right time to get your home weatherproof for the winter. Trim back any nearby foliage to prevent tree branches from falling and scraping up the roof’s shingles. You also want to get the chimney inspected if you plan to use it during the winter to heat the home.

During the fall, you should have the roof inspected by a professional to check for issues and get repairs performed before the winter weather arrives in your location.

Winter Checklist

Make it a habit to remove snow promptly from the roof. If you experience a lot of snow, this added weight can start to damage the roofing materials. Also, remove any debris that may have blown onto the roof from high winds. Due to snow and ice accumulation, the roof can begin to sag. Take the time to look up at the roof to see any signs of sagging so you can get quick repairs.

With seasonal roof maintenance, you can prolong the life of the roof while ensuring it is safe and comfortable. Reach out to Brandstetter’s KangaRoof if you need a roof inspection or are looking for repairs and replacement services.