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 Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding North Texas area neighborhoods. Are you concerned that your roof may have suffered water, ice, or wind damage? Here are some maintenance tips that can help restore the health of your roof.
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 winter season. Look around your home, both inside and outside, and inspect for signs of water damage. The attic is a typical location where homeowners find hidden leaks. If you spot them early, you can repair the 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 excess water away 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 their way into your gutters. Be sure to clear away any materials left from fall and winter and keep an eye out for new debris.
Schedule a Professional Inspection
Sometimes, even if you don’t find any existing leaks, your roof and home could still be vulnerable. Missing shingles, torn underlayment, rusted flashing, and cracked tiles will 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—even the problems that are hard to detect.
Do You Need a Roof Inspection or Repair Service This Spring Season? Call J Wales Home Solutions.
Have you had a professional inspection in the past 3 months? If not, call the experts at J Wales Home Solutions today. There’s no reason to wait and no risk involved—our inspections are FREE for a limited time.
It’s important to know the status of your roof—even if it’s perfectly healthy—to attend to issues quickly or to have peace-of-mind. You will receive a FREE comprehensive roof assessment report. It will either demonstrates the continued health of your roof, which is critical if you ever choose to sell your home. Or, it will support your insurance claim if you need one.
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, and Irving, Texas, or a nearby DFW area community.