Spring is a time to refresh and renew. With warmer temperatures on the horizon, you’ve probably already started to prepping your yard for summertime fun. However, in addition to maintaining your lawn, you also need to prepare your roof for the dog days of summer.
If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t think about your roof until you have a leak. Unfortunately, even the smallest of leaks can cause extensive damage inside your home.
At C&C Roofing your Newtown roofing company, our main goal is to extend your roof’s lifespan. Here’s what you need to know about preparing your roof for spring and summer:
Keep it Clean
Spring showers aren’t the only thing that can fall onto your roof. Tree limbs, flower petals and leaves will also make an appearance, which can obstruct your gutters causing water to pool on your roof. Make sure your gutters are free of debris to prevent shingles from warping, lifting and cracking.
Check the Shingles
In addition to cleaning your gutters, inspect the shingles for signs of damage. Shingles that look cracked, lifted or have vegetation growth need replaced immediately. In addition, look to see if any of the shingles are missing. It’s not uncommon for shingles to come loose in extreme weather conditions.
Schedule Roof Inspection
When’s the last time your roof was inspected? Just like your HVAC, you need to have your roof inspected to ensure it’s in good working condition. Extreme weather conditions can wreak havoc on your roof, so proper maintenance can ward off potentially expensive repairs or even replacement. At C&C Roofing your Newtown roofing company, we inspect all aspects of your roof and give you an exact breakdown of what needs to be repaired or replaced.
Check Your Warranty
If you recently replaced your roof, then you should have a warranty in effect. However, for homeowners who bought their homes years ago or really don’t know what condition their roof is in, it’s important to check your paperwork. In most cases, your warranty should be clearly outlined in the original paperwork you received when you bought your home.
On average, your roof should last between 15 and 25 years, so if you aren’t sure about when it was installed or if you have coverage, you need to find out asap. Not knowing can cost you thousands down the line.
While the above tips can definitely help you maintain your roof’s integrity, it’s always a good idea to get a professional’s opinion. Contact C&C Roofing your Newtown roofing company, to schedule your annual roof inspection today!