How to Take Care of Your Roof in the Spring

Spring is coming to Illinois! As a roofing company  in Chicago Illinois, we understand the weather here and how it can affect your roof, so we want to make sure you do, too. 

Maintaining your roof is always important, but springtime gives you the unique opportunity to really dedicate some time and care to it while the sun is shining and the snow is finally melting. 

Winter can really do a number on your roof, and the hot summer sun can only add to the weathering and damages, so there’s no better time than springtime for some roof care. 

Revived Exteriors is always here for a detailed roof inspection, but we also have some advice on what you can do yourself.

So, follow along, and we’ll have you taking care of your home in the springtime like a pro!

Get Those Tree Limbs and Tree Branches Out of the Way

Trees can be a great addition to your yard, get you some great shade and insulation from the sun and some privacy, but at what cost? Did you know that if they hang over your roof or very near your home, that they can do some real damage to it? 

That’s right! For example, leaves and branches falling off can accumulate on the roof and in the gutters, clogging everything up. But that’s not even the worst of it. 

Imagine branches banging on your exterior walls, on your roof, or big trunks falling on it during a heavy storm. That would be quite the damage and pretty stressful.  

So, don’t take any chances and have all those limbs and branches that neighbor your roof cut as a part of your roof maintenance. Overgrown tree branches can also cause faster wear and tear to your roof shingles, so you can never be too cautious when it comes to protecting your roof!

Away With Moss, Mold, and Dirt

We all love clean roofs, but cleaning the roof from dirt and moss is about more than just appearances. It’s also about safety and keeping the roof on top of its game. 

For example, you definitely don’t want any leaks in your home, right? So one of the things that could help prevent them is ensuring that excess dirt, mildew, mold, and other debris are regularly removed from the roof so that they don’t damage your roofing materials and cause holes.

The sun is also usually able to dry the moisture and with it, reduce moss growth, so cutting any tree limbs and branches overhanging your roof will help in that process. 

The rule of thumb is that wet and dark areas are favorite places for moss to grow, so always pay special attention to those.

Free Your Gutters from Leaves

Spring brings a bit more sun and fun to our lives, so this is the perfect time to start cleaning the gutters. Falling leaves, branches, and other debris can cause a lot of a mess in the gutters and leave you with water in places you don’t want it – pooling on the roof, around your yard, or even inside your home.

So don’t let a clogged gutter bring you an unpleasant surprise in the form of a puddle of water in your home. Go outside, get some sun, and scoop the debris from the gutters along the way.

Don’t Neglect the Attic

And finally, go up to your attic. This is where you will often see the first signs that something is wrong with your roof. 

Check the attic for signs of water, water spots, or light entering from the outside. If water is dripping anywhere or you see light beams, it means you might have a hole in your roof, which means you should call our roofing team asap.

We Are Here to Help

At Revived Exteriors, we strongly believe that preventative roof maintenance and regular inspections are the best way to avoid leaks and other damage happening to your home, and springtime is the ideal time for it.

Following these roofing tips and advice, you’ll be well on your way to a healthy roof, and our residential roofing contractors at Revived Exteriors will ensure it’s in the best possible shape. Give us a call anytime, we’re here to help!

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