When we think of spring cleaning, the first thing that comes to mind is to declutter the house, followed by scrubbing and disinfecting every square inch of the home. However, the Cambridge Dictionary defines spring cleaning as, “to clean all of a place, especially your house, very well, including parts you do not often clean.” One of the key components to the functionality of your home that never gets “cleaned,” much less thought about it, is the roof of your home. Don’t forget about your roof when you are making your spring cleaning checklist. Here are a few things every homeowner should check on in terms of their roof come springtime.
Clean the Gutters
As the trees have shed their last leaves and are looking to re-blossom in the coming months of the spring, it is likely that the gutters on your roof became a catch-all for the leaves falling near your home. If your gutters are too clogged, the debris may restrict water flow, causing leaks and preventing the gutters from doing their job.
Check Nearby Trees
This is an important one, especially if your home is surrounded by trees. During the winter months when the trees were frail, it is possible that high winds might have left a branch or two dangling above your roof. It is important to have the branches trimmed on trees near your roof during the spring cleaning process.
If your area experienced high winds during the winter or the roof of your home is just getting older, it is important to check to see if there are any damages to the shingles. Unless you know what to look for, this is a job for a professional roofing company. We can easily identify cracked, fading or missing shingles and replace them for you. Additionally, we will be able to see any other problems in your home’s roof that may be unseen to the naked eye.
Call Destin Roofing today so we can help you finish your spring cleaning roof checklist.