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Taking Care of Your Roof Once the Snow is Gone

Spring Into A Healthier Roofing System

Spring is finally here, and with the warmer weather and blooming flowers comes the perfect opportunity for homeowners to evaluate the efficiency of their roof. After a long, harsh winter, your roof may have experienced some wear and tear that you’ll want to address before the summer arrives, which we have covered in our previous blog on Barrie roofing. Keeping your roof in good condition isn’t just about basic maintenance however – now that the snow is gone, it’s time to take a deeper dive into your roof’s health and how to make it last many more years. 

Start with a Barrie Roofing Inspection

The first step towards a well-maintained roof in the spring season starts with a thorough inspection. While it may be easy to check for damaged or missing shingles on your own, some things are best left to the professionals. A Barrie roofing company like Ainger Roofing can help highlight places where you can improve your roof’s efficiency, durability, and lifespan. We always advise that you hire a professional roofing contractor to conduct a comprehensive inspection and provide expert advice on necessary repairs or maintenance.

Consider Installations That Can Extend Your Roof’s Lifespan

Spring is a great time to consider any installations or improvements that can help protect and extend the lifespan of your roof. For example, installing a ridge vent system can help promote ventilation in your attic, preventing moisture buildup that can lead to mold growth and rot. Similarly, gutter guards can help prevent leaf and debris buildup, reducing the likelihood of gutter clogging and prolonging the lifespan of your gutter system. This is a great thing to install before the summer, as roofing companies tend to get busier during the summer months, and fall is when you’ll really want those gutter guards in place!

Check ventilation and insulation

Speaking of ventilation, proper attic ventilation and insulation are essential for preventing ice dams, ensuring your home remains energy efficient, regulating the temperature inside your home (which is important once the heat sets in!), and avoiding any mould or mildew. Inspect attic vents for any signs of blockage, and remove any debris to ensure proper airflow is maintained. Additionally, check the attic insulation to ensure it is evenly distributed and hasn’t been compacted or damaged.  Insufficient insulation can lead to higher energy bills and potential heat and moisture damage to your roof during the hot summer months.

Spring roof care is essential for maintaining the integrity and appearance of your home. By performing routine inspections, considering the installation of protective systems, and assessing your ventilation and insulation systems, you’ll help keep your roof in top condition for years to come. Make sure to consult with us, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes from a well-cared-for roof this spring and beyond.