Even though roof maintenance is a year-round process, the turning of the seasons is a great time to ensure that your roof is in top condition. Even the mild winters we have here in Arizona can take their toll on your home’s roof, and with spring approaching, now is an excellent time to have a trusted Arizona roofing contractor come over and make sure your roof is equipped to handle the elements. The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends that you perform roof checkups every fall and spring, and here at RENCO Roofing, we’re a team of experienced roofing experts who are ready to give some tips on what to do to prepare your roof for the spring.
Inspect Your Roof
The first thing that you should do can be done simply by looking up at your roof. Do you notice loose materials, wear and tear around the pipes, loose shingles, or gaps in the shingles? If so, those are all signs of an aging and decaying roof, and it could mean that there’s moisture accumulating under the roofing material. Loose shingles can be blown off during a windstorm, and the installation of new shingles can sometimes be the only way to prevent this from happening. When you’re inspecting your roof, remember that it can be hazardous to climb up a ladder to get on the roof itself, so we recommend that you hire a trusted contractor do it instead.
Check Your Gutters
Gutters that aren’t in good shape are a sign that there are issues with your roof. Again, climbing up ladders to reach the gutter can be dangerous, so it’s best to have a roofer do this step for you. When one of our contractors is checking out the gutters, they’ll look for gutters that are clogged with leaves and gutters that are hanging off the house improperly.
Clogged gutters can cause major issues, such as foundation damage. A blockage in the gutter can cause water to pour over the sides of the gutter and pool around the house’s foundation. If the gutters are not repaired, pooled water can cause cracks in the foundation, resulting in mold growth or even collapse.
Trim Nearby Branches
One preventative measure to take that can help avoid roof damage in the future is trimming off any branches that are hanging over your roof. Overhanging branches can fall onto your roof in the case of a spring storm and cause damage to the roof.
Check the Attic
If your home has an attic, check for any signs of water damage or mold inside of it. Make sure to not only check the floor of the attic, but check the ceiling as well, because that’s where any leakage from the roof would originate.
Contact the Arizona Roofing Experts
If you’re looking for a roofing contractor to help prepare you for the spring, contact us at RENCO Roofing. We’re known throughout Arizona for our quality products, superior craftsmanship, and solid warranties. We have a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee, so if you want to get the ball rolling, give us a call at (602) 867-9386.