Spring Roof Maintenance Tips
By the end of a harsh and cold winter, many homeowners are eager for the spring season to arrive. With warm temperatures returning, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors, work in the garden and perform essential home improvement tasks. Don’t forget to include roof maintenance in your to-do list. The winter weather can be particularly hard on roof materials, so it’s important to stay on top of any needed repairs or replacements. At J Wales Home Solutions, we provide premium roofing services for clients in Fort Worth and surrounding North Texas area neighborhoods. Are you concerned that your roof may have suffered water, ice or wind damage over the past few months? Here are some maintenance tips that can help you recover quickly.
Look for Signs of Water Damage
Repeated exposure to rain, sleet, snow and ice may have placed extra stress on your roof materials over the previous season. Look around your home, both inside and outside, and look for signs of water damage. The attic can be a great location to find hidden leaks before they cause more substantial damage. Take a close look at the soffit and fascia around the perimeter of the roof as well, since these areas often receive a lot of wear and tear.
Clean Out Gutters and Downspouts
If your gutter system is full of leaves, twigs and other materials, they won’t be able to safely carry away excess water from your roof. Clogged gutters and downspouts can create major problems if left neglected over time. Pools of water may form near your home’s foundation and can cause severe damage to exterior walls and siding. During the spring, birds may be looking for a comfortable place to nest, and spring blossoms blown by the wind may find its way into your gutters. Be sure to clear away any materials left from fall and winter and keep an eye out for the arrival of new debris.
Schedule a Professional Inspection
You may not have found any existing leaks, however missing shingles, torn underlayment, rusted flashing and cracked tiles are sure to eventually cause water damage if left unrepaired. Spring is an excellent time to schedule a roof inspection, since the fall and winter seasons are often harshest on roofs. An experienced professional will have the specialized equipment and hands on training needed to thoroughly inspect, diagnose and repair any issue.
Do You Need a Roof Inspection or Repair Service This Spring Season? Call J Wales Home Solutions
Are you worried about the condition of your roof? There’s no reason to wait. Call the experts at J Wales Home Solutions today. Our team of experienced specialists are ready to put their tools and training to work for your next roof inspection, repair, replacement or new roof installation. Contact our office to learn more or to schedule a convenient appointment with a roofing professional in Fort Worth, Dallas, Plano, Arlington, Colleyville, Frisco, McKinney, Duncanville, Richardson, Irving, Texas or a nearby DFW area community.