With spring just around the corner in Washington, it is important to ensure that your home is ready for warm weather! Your roof is a complicated system, which means there is a lot to keep in mind when examining your roofing system. If you’re interested in learning more about what you should be doing to ensure your roof is prepared for the spring, keep reading below to learn about a few of the most important things to look out for!
Clean Your Gutter System
One of the first things you should do is examine your home’s gutter system and make sure everything is working properly. Your home’s gutter system serves a number of important purposes, including boosting your curb appeal & resale value, as well as helping to protect your home from water damage. Having a clogged gutter system can quickly lead to water damage within your fascia & soffit boards, as well as the edges of your roof.
When spring arrives, be sure to check whether there is debris build-up in the gutters or downspouts. If the downspouts are clogged you may need to have your gutter system professionally cleaned to remove the build-up. Alternatively, if you’re tired of cleaning your home’s gutter system, our team at EcoRoof Service is happy to be able to offer our gutter guard installation services! Reach out to our team for more information.
Check Your Roof for Damage
In addition to checking your gutter system, it is also important to ensure that your home’s roof is kept in good repair! Your roof is constantly exposed to the elements, which means that it accrues damage over the course of the winter while it is being bombarded with snow & ice. When your roof thaws out, it is important to check your roof for damage!
If your roof is made of asphalt shingles, the damage can appear in a variety of ways. You may find that your shingles are broken or falling off of your roof, that is an obvious sign that your roof needs to be replaced. However, the damage can appear in more subtle ways.
Your shingles may also begin to curl, warp, or blister if they have been exposed to water. This means that not only are your shingles themselves damaged, but your roof deck may have also absorbed a significant amount of water which can quickly lead to expensive repairs!
Check Your Flashing
Another piece of your roofing system that needs to be examined is your flashing. Check around your chimney to see if your flashing has deteriorated, as rusty, broken flashing is just as likely to lead to water damage as broken shingles are. Have a roofing professional come to examine your entire roofing system, including your flashing, in order to ensure that your roof will be ready to go for the spring season!
Contact Us Today
If you’re interested in replacing your roof, or installing gutter guards this spring, reach out to our team at EcoRoof Service today to get started! You can reach out to our team by calling us at (425) 250-5557 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roofing needs!