Tree blown over by wind
Spring has sprung, and it is time for spring cleaning and beautifying your yard and home. When beginning the process make sure you do not overlook your roof, one of the hardest working systems in your home. The winter can be hard on your home’s exterior and if your roof has endured any type of damage it could lead to expensive roofing repairs in the spring. Spring is the perfect time to check your roof to be sure it is ready for a beautiful spring. So, what can your do as a homeowner to ensure your roofing system is prepared for the spring and summer weather ahead? The following list will help you make sure your roofing system is in good condition to take on the unpredictable rain showers, high winds and hot temperatures that come with spring and summer in the Lexington and Columbia areas.
CHECK AND CLEAN GUTTERS – Gutters are an important part of your home’s roofing system. It is important to make sure your roof’s gutters are always clear. Remove any debris that may have gathered in your roof’s gutters over the winter months to ensure that your gutters will perform efficiently. You should also check the walls around your roof’s gutters and under the eaves for water stains or spots. This could be a sign that your gutters are not allowing water to flow freely from your roof. Sands Roofing and Construction can help you with choosing the right gutter system for your home.
CHECK YOUR ATTIC – Inspecting your attic is easy for the homeowner to do on his/her own. The underside of the roof deck and rafters in your attic should be inspected for water stains, black marks, or mold. Also, the insulation in your attic should be checked for mildew. Finding mold or mildew in your attic could indicate that your roof has a leak. If you discover mold or mildew Sands Roofing and Construction can answer any questions you may have about resolving this problem.
TRIM WEAK TREE BRANCHES – Tree branches that fall onto your roof can damage your roof’s shingles. Spring is a good time to inspect the trees around your house for branches that are weak or breaking. Weak or broken branches should be removed to avoid the risk of damaging your roof’s shingles. For safety reasons, Sands Roofing and Construction recommends that you consider contacting a professional roofing contractor for a thorough inspection. When your roofing contractor arrives, he/she will examine your roof’s shingles for shingles that are loose, cracked, curling, or missing. Damaged shingles should be repaired immediately to prevent the possibility of costly roof repairs in the future. Your local roofer will also check key areas on your roof including the exterior of your chimney, skylights and plumbing vents for any damage or wear and tear that could lead to roof leaks. To get your home’s roof in the best condition to take on the challenges of the spring and summer weather in the Columbia, Lexington, and surrounding areas it is recommended that you call Sands Roofing and Construction, an experienced local roofer, to perform a full roof inspection.
Your local, professional roofer in the Columbia and Lexington areas is your best avenue to a healthy, functional roof and home. Sands Roofing and Construction serves the Columbia, Lexington, and surrounding areas. We can answer all your roofing questions. 1.803.520.6154