We may have had quite a lot of snow last month, but that doesn’t mean the seasons didn’t change from winter to spring. Plant life has had a difficult time coming ‘back to life’ so far, and so you may not be thinking of this as spring, but you should! There are a number of spring roof maintenance tasks that are better kept in mind as we move through April and beyond.
All that wind and snow can wear down your roofing system over time if left unattended. As such, have a professional take a trip up onto your roof in order to ensure that the shingles and flashing are holding up and aren’t in need of repair or replacement. You don’t want to spring a leak when April showers begin just because your roof suffered winter damage!
Unfortunately, even small amounts of damage can lead to big leaks, so make a full inspection a part of your spring roof maintenance. Though you shouldn’t climb up onto the roof yourself, you should absolutely take a look around the inside of your home and determine if there are any clear leaks or water damage that you’ve never seen before. Do you see or hear dripping? Is there any mold growth or discoloration? How does your attic insulation look? These are just a few of the many areas where you would be able to tell if your roof had started to leak.
How are your gutters holding up? If they’ve suffered damage in the off-season, then they may be clogged or rusted, which prevents them from doing their job. Make sure that you clear out any debris, fix unstable sections, and plug up any holes. Likely, this will be as unreachable as the roof, so call a professional to handle these tasks rather than to put yourself at risk.
If you’re looking for a reliable roofing company to handle all of your spring roof maintenance needs, then get in touch with Cox Roofing. You’ll be able to work with a Baltimore County roofing business that has your best interests in mind and which has over thirty years of experience.
Cox Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing contractor providing residential and commercial roofing services to the state of Maryland, with a particular focus on Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Howard County. We pride ourselves on our personalized service which transforms your property into the residence or business of your dreams. Get in touch for your free estimate today.