With all the rain of April and the falling debris from flowering trees, you’ve likely got a lot of spring maintenance to do. In order to keep your roof up and running during this warming season, read up on how to make sure things are functioning smoothly.
Take the Time for Spring Maintenance
Spring maintenance has a lot in common with the work you would do during the rest of the year, though there are some “seasonal” differences to note. For example, a lot of rain can lead to the growth of mold, fungus, and/or algae, which, while not always dangerous to the roof, can be unsightly at the very least.
Additionally, strong winds and blustery weather can damage and even tear off shingles, leaving holes in your roof through which a leak could drip through. “It’s easy and inexpensive to replace one or two shingles, or to hire someone to do it for you,” but it costs a lot more to repair a lot of water damage or an entire roof down the road.
Along with the rest of your spring maintenance, take a look and see if any of the metal parts of your roofing system are beginning to rust, again as a result of rainfall. If so, there are some simple ways that you can work to remove the rust before it causes any damage.
Make sure to check the flashing, to ensure its caulking is in good condition, and the mortar “around joints and chimneys” for the same reason. If there is cracking or has been deterioration, then you should either seal it yourself or hire a professional to get this done as soon as possible.
Earlier, debris was mentioned, as falls fairly often during the spring. “Sweep or blow off” these bits and pieces so they don’t encourage any growth or damage to your shingles. For a company that you can trust with these and any additional tasks, get in touch with Cox Roofing. You’ll be able to work with a 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.