The arrival of warmer weather brings with it the need to spring clean and get your home in mint condition. While cleaning the exterior and sprucing up your lawn and gardens, don’t forget about your roof. Roofers in Baltimore, including Cox Roofing, inspect your roof for damage and offer solutions for any of your roofing needs. Read on for helpful tips to keep your roof in good condition.
Here are some tips to ensure that your roof gets the spring cleaning it deserves:
Leaves and branches scratching against the roof damage the surface. Plus, oerhanging trees create a sheltered, moist atmosphere that encourages the production of moss. This in turn creates problems with the vaporization of the moisture. Therefore, it is important to trim all trees that grow close to your home and branches that hang over the roof.
Secondly, ensure that the surface of the roof is cleaned on a regular basis. The build-up of dirt, bird droppings, moss and mold damage roofing materials and may even void the warranty. However, be aware that pressure or power washing the surface can cause damage, so use a gentler method to clean.
Look for discoloration as this is a sign of mold or algae. Use a mixture of chlorine bleach or copper sulfate solution and apply the mixture with a garden sprayer. This will help kill the mold.
The arrival of spring brings rain along with it. Ensure that the flashing on the roof is not dilapidated and sits level with the roof. If damaged, water is likely to get in through gaps. Additionally, ensure that you have a proper drainage system in place. Gutters must be cleaned on a regular basis as leaves and other dirt can clog the system. Be sure to check for wear and tear, as well as blockages, as these may lead to roof and water damage.
Keep in mind that the interior must be checked as well. So, get someone to climb up into the attic and check for damage or any signs of a musty odor. Finally, contact Cox Roofing for all your roofing needs. We pride ourselves in customer satisfaction and are happy to provide a free estimate.