Spring has sprung, and that means it’s time to do a little spring cleaning inside, and outside your home. It is important to make sure your roof is clean and ready to withstand the storms Oklahoma has to offer. If you don’t prepare your roof for its worst enemy, weather, then you are exposing your home to irreversible damage. Here are some spring cleaning tips that can really save your roof in the long run.
Clean Your Gutters
Cleaning your gutters after the rough winter months is imperative because left untreated you can run into damage in the future. If you have leaves and debris clogging your gutter, it can cause water to overflow and damage your roof, and eventually the foundation of your home.
Get Rid of Debris
If you have trees that hang over your home, you have to make sure your roof is free of falling debris such as branches or leaves. If you have branches that fall on your roof, it can cause punctures and scratches that can lead to leaks.
Wash off Possible Mildew and Mold
Mold and mildew are sneaky problems that can cause a lot of problems within your home. If you have had roofing leaks throughout the winter and there are water stains on your ceiling, there is a high probability of mold. It can cause your home to omit an odor, and many other potential physical health issues.
Make Sure Shingles Are in Good Shape
During the winter season in Oklahoma you can have ice storms, snow storms, blistering winds, and general severe thunderstorms. You can usually tell if you have loose shingles looking from the ground up. If you have shingles that are broken, bent or split, make sure you take care of it as soon as possible before the summer months.
Spring cleaning can be hard, especially when it involves getting on your roof. Always use precaution for not only your roof’s sake, but yours as well. Working on the roof can be dangerous! Contact us for a free estimate and spring roof advice during Oklahoma weather.