4 Ways to Prepare Your Roof and Gutters for Spring

Spring is upon us. The temperatures are getting warmer, and since the weather is so nice, you’ll find yourself outside more often. You may find yourself looking up at your roof and wondering what you need to do to prepare your roof and gutters for spring. After all, a little maintenance goes a long way. In this article, we will provide you with 4 ways to prepare your roof and gutters for spring. 

Remove debris 

As the spring rains replace the winter weather, it’s critical to ensure that your gutters are clear and there are no sticks or leaves on your roof. If your gutters are clogged with leaves and debris, it can cause them to overflow. This overflow can cause damage to your home. You can use a trowel to remove debris from the gutter and use a hose to flush out the rest. Of course, when it comes to roof cleaning, if you’re not sure what you’re doing, you could cause significant damage that would require a roof replacement. It’s always a good idea to call a reputable roofing company for your roof maintenance needs. They know what they are doing and can also do a roof inspection while they’re there and advise you of any repairs that need to be done. You might even consider having gutter guards installed to help prevent issues in the future. 

Inspect the roof for damage 

Take some time to inspect your roof for damage. This can be done from the ground; simply use a pair of binoculars. Look around the outside for loose or missing shingles, damaged shingles, loose flashing, and algae growth or wet spots. If you notice any curled or buckling shingles, the decking has most likely absorbed moisture. 

Don’t forget to inspect inside as well

It’s important to keep in mind that you will probably not be able to pick up on all of the issues from the outside. It’s also a good idea to check the attic and/or crawlspace. You don’t spend much time there, so it’s important to check. Check for signs of roof damage, such as sagging decking, water stains/moisture, and light shining through. This will be an indicator of whether moisture has gotten into your home.

Deal with Stains Appropriately

If you see black stains on your roof, chances are its algae. The good news is it’s not impacting the structure of your roof; it just looks bad. However, if you want to improve your home’s curb appeal, you should consider washing your roof to remove the algae stains. 

Power washing may seem like a great idea, but it can cause damage to your shingles. A&J Reliable can help with your roof cleaning needs. We have the knowledge and experience to ensure that your roof is not damaged in the process. 

We use a special soap solution with a non-pressurized method to remove the moss, algae, and lichen from your roof. We have spent more than a year researching the best cleaner to remove debris from your roof properly and safely. This will stop damage and increase the life expectancy of your roof. 

Results are almost immediate. The algae will be gone before we leave, and over the next few weeks, the moss and lichen will begin to dry and flake off, and the rain will naturally wash the remaining debris from your roof. 

Get Your Roof and Gutters Spring Ready Now

It’s important that you go ahead and schedule a free roof inspection. Don’t let a small problem become a big one. A roofing problem is not something that’s going to clear up on its own. If you notice issues with your flashing, shingles, gutters, or you see evidence from the inside of your home that you have a leak, call A&J Reliable. We have the experience and expertise to ensure that your roof is in tip-top shape this spring and beyond. We can help with roof repair and replacement, gutter installation, roof washing, and so much more!