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Spring Roof Maintenance

SPRING HAS ALMOST SPRUNG! My friends, I am so excited, because, honestly, I was kind of over winter. While of course snow and other delightful weather will be lingering across the country, the crocuses are budding, the daffodils are starting to bloom, and the birds are tweeting. While we’re all rejoicing in the warmer weather to come next week and longer days, though, there’s a problem: we can’t keep shirking our outdoor responsibilities, because we can no longer use cold weather as an excuse for curling up on the couch reading a book or watching some HGTV.

Now is the time to start assessing your house to see how well it weathered the winter, and you should probably start with your faithful pal up top: the roof. Hopefully your roof kept you snug and warm this winter, with no leaks, missing shingles, and other problems (because you made sure it was battened down for winter last fall, right?). Now that some of the worst weather is over, though, it’s time to show your roof how much you appreciate it by calling in experienced roofing professionals, Litespeed Construction to give it some spring maintenance, and taking a look to see if there’s anything you should be doing, too.

Why do a checkup to see what’s happening on the roof? Because if you catch a problem now, you can address it before it gets a lot worse, and that’s important. Roofing problems can get extremely expensive if they’re allowed to run rampant, but if you stop them in their tracks, they’re often a quick and inexpensive fix.

Start on the ground. Take a look at the roof and walk around to look at the gutters. Do you see loose or missing shingles? Gutters that have partially collapsed, or look clogged? Water stains that indicate gutters are overflowing? How about a sagging roofline, or flashing that appears to have moved out of place? Check for debris, too, because accumulations of leaves and other materials can become festering points for pooling water, snow, and ice. Mold, moss, and algae are also bad signs on your roof.

It’s also a great time to have your gutters cleaned and removing clogs and debris have your gutters inspected to make sure they are securely fastened to the eaves and to each other. If you notice holes, cracks, and other signs of wear in your gutters, it’s time to replace the system to ensure that your drainage is in prime condition. Poor gutters can lead to pooling water around your foundation, which is a recipe for disaster.

While you’re having your roof inspected, Litespeed Construction will also carefully check around any pipes and chimneys making sure their flashing is securely fashioned while checking for signs of leaks.

Contact us to get expert help with your roofing, siding and gutters!

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