With spring in full swing in Nebraska, it is important to ensure that you are maintaining your roof. This is especially true considering it is your first and most important line of defense against the elements. After the winter thaw has occurred, it is wise to take stock of your home’s exterior. You will want to determine if there is any damage and thus need roof repairs or roof maintenance. If you’re interested in learning about what you should be looking out for regarding your roof this spring, take a look at our spring roof maintenance tips.
Spring Roof Maintenance Checklist
Inspect Your Shingles
The most important piece of your roofing system is certainly your shingles. They compose the bulk of your roof and help to keep water out of your structure. This is very important for the integrity of the roof. Therefore, it is very important to make sure that all of your shingles are in good condition. This will help by ensuring there are no leaks or other damage occurring. If need be, have a roofing professional come to your home to examine your shingle system each spring to perform roof maintenance. This will help to ensure that there is no damage that could potentially compromise your roof’s integrity.
Considering the brutal winters and extreme winds that we are exposed to here in Nebraska (latest weather reports), the importance of visually inspecting your shingles each spring cannot be exaggerated. To avoid potential larger and more expensive repairs, do not skip this step!
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Clean Your Gutters
Another aspect of roof maintenance that it is important to consider is your gutter system. Leaking gutters can be a costly problem for homeowners. When your gutters are leaking or overflowing from a clog, they are not doing their job. As a result, this can result in damage to the roof and fascia. This might also result in roof problems and wood rot. It can also lead to water pooling near the foundation, which can cause a damaged or cracked foundation.
Check Your Flashing
Maintenance of your roof’s flashing is also crucial. Your roof’s flashing is installed around the chimney and valleys on your roof, helping to protect it from water damage by keeping water from entering those areas of your roof. You should have a roofing professional examine the flashing in your roof to make sure that your flashing hasn’t been punctured or worked loose. Water damage is expensive to repair and most of the time can be avoided with a simple roof inspection.
TALK TO A ROOF EXPERT AT MCKINNIS TODAY
If you are in the market for a new roof, roof replacement, or roof installation, you need the expertise of people who have been serving Omaha, Lincoln, and Blair, Nebraska, for more than 39 years. The highly skilled employees of McKinnis Inc. will inspect every aspect of your roofing system to give you the peace of mind that your home or business is well protected. We provide a full list of exterior services, including roofing, siding, windows, sheet metal, gutters, and repair for commercial and residential properties.