Springtime is final here – this means cookouts and outdoor activities with family and friends. Even though springtime in Texas offers some of the best weather of the year, it is also known for heavy thunderstorms.
After winter has passed take some time to check around your home and make sure it is ready to handle the spring rains. Water damage not only ruins parts of the structure of your home, but it also encourages mold and mildew growth, which can cause additional damage so checking to make sure your roof is ready to endure the spring weather is a must.
Here are some tips to help you determine if your roof is ready for spring weather:
- Roofing Surface – Check for any curled, deteriorating, or missing shingles. Curled shingles can catch the wind and are more likely to be blown off. Any deteriorating or missing shingles are going to be areas of water collection, which could potentially lead to leaks in your roof. The same principle goes for other roofing surfaces as well; look for cracks in roof tiles, dented or damaged metal roofing, or erosion spots on asphalt roofing.
- Gutter Check – It’s a good time to clean out your gutters and check for any leaks or rust spots. Check your downspouts for clogs and make sure they are clear of debris. Clogged gutter systems can add extra weight and strain to your roof when filled with water and can contribute to the edges of your roof.
- Professional Inspection – Contacting a professional can be a good idea to check the hard to get spots. Any vent flashings need to be checked out as well. The winter may have damaged any vents, which could hinder circulation, and skylights may have hard to see cracks in the windows. Flashing around skylights, ventilation systems, and chimneys should be inspected to ensure proper seals around any protruding appliances.
Call Centennial Roofing to learn more about how to get your roof ready for spring. One of our roofing professionals would be will be glad to come out and help determine your roofing needs and solutions.
We would love the opportunity to serve you and to show you the Centennial Roofing difference! Give us a call today and we’ll schedule your FREE roof inspection! 1-800-766-3227