Winter weather can take a toll on your roof, which can increase the risk of having leaks and other problems develop this spring. Routine maintenance can help ensure that roof problems are caught and repaired early to stop damage from occurring. While you’re doing spring cleaning, you should include roof maintenance. Keep the following maintenance checklist in mind for roofing in Barrie.
Look for Mold and Algae Stains
Mold inside your home can turn into a health problem, while algae on your roof can give it an unsightly appearance and cause deterioration. Look for visible signs of mold in your attic and on ceilings, but keep in mind that mold can grow inside walls as well. You might also smell mold or mildew in your attic. To check for algae stains, look up at your roof from the ground. Areas that are greenish-black indicate that algae is growing on your roof. This can lead to rot and damage if it’s not removed
Check for Missing or Broken Shingles
While you shouldn’t climb up on your roof, you can still check for broken or missing shingles. Look up from the ground to see if you notice any areas with shingles missing or any shingles that appear cracked or broken. You might also notice shingles that are loose.
Check Your Attic
Go up to your attic to check for signs of roof damage, such as water spots indicating a leak. You should also check for any areas that have light coming in from the outside through roof gaps that need to be sealed.
Check Ceilings for Moisture Damage
Check the ceilings in your home for signs of moisture damage that could be coming from roof leaks. These signs include water stains or spots. You should also check to see if any vents are out of place, since this could allow water to get inside your home.
Check and Clean Gutters and Downspouts
When it rains this season, you shouldn’t have water pouring over the sides of your gutters. Check to make sure rainwater flows through your gutters and downspouts. You should also look up to see if your gutters are showing any signs of damage and ensure that they’re attached to your home exterior correctly. Clean clogged gutters to lower the risk of water damage.
Tree branches should be trimmed, so that they’re not hanging over your roof or touching it. Branches can damage your roof if they scrape against it or fall on it, such as during storms. Tree branches hanging over your roof create shady areas that can lead to algae and mold growth.
Contact Us for Roofing in Barrie
Although you can do some tasks on your own, it’s best to have professional roofers handle inspections and maintenance. If you need roof maintenance this spring, please contact Ainger Group Roofing and Exteriors. We provide quality roofing in Barrie, including routine maintenance, repairs, and installations. Our experts can check your roof for damage and repair it as soon as possible.