When winter comes to an end, one tradition amongst homeowners is spring cleaning. If you’re a homeowner who wants to tackle some projects to beautify and protect your property, this is a good time of year to roll up your sleeves and to get to work. One of the things you’ll want to pay attention to is your roof. If you notice any serious problems, you might want to consider calling a Santa Clara, CA roofing company to stop by and professionally inspect it. Any problems that are detected soon enough can often be repaired. But things will get worse if action isn’t taken.
Read on for a look at some maintenance tasks, among them roof inspection, that you should do this time of year.
As was mentioned previously, it’s important that you inspect your roof. But it’s probably not a good idea for you to go up on your roof. Too many accidents occur each year due to people going up on their roofs for one reason or another. It’s too easy to have a mishap when up so high. So your springtime roof inspection should take place with you on level ground rather than on your roof. You should be able to observe whether there are missing, curled, and broken shingles. Are there any tree limbs or leaves on the roof? These should be cleared off as soon as possible. You should also consider having a professional roofer do an inspection at least annually. They will be able to go onto the roof to do a more thorough inspection.
It’s also a good idea to make sure your drainage system is in good repair. Clean out the gutter, for instance. It’s a messy job – one that you’ll want to do after putting on work gloves. But you’ll want to remove the dirt, debris, leaves, twigs, and other things so that the water doesn’t settle. You’ll also want to remove and clean out the downspouts – and to add extensions to them if necessary. You don’t want water to go down the downspouts and to then remain at the foundation of your home. You want the water to be deposited away from your home. So if the downspouts don’t extend out far enough, then buy extensions from a hardware or big box store.
You can also clean the siding. It’ll be easy if you use a power washer. You can also use the power washer on brick or on pavement. Doing this can give your property a new lease on life and increase your home’s curb appeal substantially.
These are just a few springtime maintenance tips that you can do in the weeks ahead. If you have any questions about your roof and need help from a Santa Clara, CA roofing business, get in touch with us at Cal-Pac Roofing. Our specialty is stone-coated steel roofing systems, which are vastly superior to traditional asphalt shingles. Our roofing products are long-lasting, fire-resistant, and more. You can learn more by calling us or by visiting us in person. We’ll be glad to help in any way we can.