Tuesday, April 12, 2016

4 Tips To Spring Cleaning Your Roof

Spring has officially sprung, and that means it’s time to start doing some spring cleaning inside and outside of your home. It’s important to prepare your Lake of the Ozarks roof and home for the upcoming storm season. Preparing your roof for harsh weather is your best chance at increasing the longevity of your home. Issues with your roof can cause so many major problems, including mildew, mold and foundation issues. These 4 tips will help you get the longest life out of your roof.

1. Trim Back Your Trees


If you have trees that hang over your roof, you may be at risk of damage to your shingles and roof. Fallen branches can scratch, puncture or create tears in your shingles. If you can see small sticks or leaves on your roof, take the necessary steps to trim back any branches or trees in close proximity to or above your home. Always practice caution when cutting branches that are over your home, the last thing you want is to ruin your roof while trying to prevent damage from occurring.

2. Clean Out Your Gutters


It is important to clean out your gutters to ensure that water can always have a way to drain out. If you have leaves or debris clogging your gutters, it can cause water to overflow. Water overflowing from your gutters can damage your roof and eventually your foundation. You should regularly clean your gutters at the end of each season to ensure a good pathway for water to flow through them. In addition to seasonally, anytime that there is a heavy storm with moderate to high winds, you have the possibility of sticks and leaves collecting in your gutters. After storms, survey the ground for excess sticks or leaves up against your house; if that’s the case, you may need your gutters checked.


3. Watch for Mildew and Mold


Mold and mildew are not only a problem for your roof but a major problem for your home and personal health. If you have had any leaks throughout the winter or you can see water stains on your ceiling in your home, there is a high probability that you have mold already in your home. It is important to have any mold or mildew cleaned off as soon as possible. It is beneficial to get a roof inspection regularly to avoid any potential dangers from surprising you. Aside from water stains, mold can also emit an odor and cause severe allergy and respiratory issues. If you suspect mold or mildew in your home, contact a professional immediately.

4. Have Your Shingles Inspected


Here at the Lake of the Ozarks, we have a varying array of weather from season to season. During the winter, we often experience below freezing temperatures accompanied by ice and snow storms. Our spring and early summer bring with it severe storms and heavy, sometimes damaging winds. It is imperative that you take care of any broken, bent, split or torn shingles as soon as possible to avoid irreparable damage to your roof, home, and your family’s health. In the aftermath of heavy storms, if you have suspicions your roof may have damage, it is better to call a professional roofer at the Lake of the Ozarks to determine if there is damage or issues with your roof.

Spring cleaning can be hard work, especially when it comes to the outside of your home and your roof. Always use caution when working around your house, not only for your sake, but your roof’s as well. It is important to routinely maintenance your roof and replace any damaged shingles on your roof. Good maintenance can not only add years to your roof but can potentially save you thousands of dollars in damage repairs. Call Above & Beyond Roofing at 573-302-0354 today for a free roof inspection and peace of mind knowing you have a secure, top quality roof over your head.

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  1. I've been planning on replacing the shingles on the roof of my house. This time around, I've made it a goal to see what I can do to make it last longer. I feel like my roof could have had a longer life if it was better maintained. http://www.kfcroofing.com.au/about

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