It’s Time to Prepare Your Roof for Spring

Each season brings new weather patterns that can take quite a toll on our roofing systems. To ensure longevity in your roof, you want to make sure that you’re consistently caring for your roof. 

With spring just around the corner, we thought it was important to offer you a checklist of items to take care of before the next season hits so that your roof is fully prepared. Take a look at the tips and tricks from Windy City Roofing and Siding Contractors. 

Is Your Roof Ready for Spring? 

It might be hard to tell if your roof has suffered any damage on your own. But not to worry, one of the ways that you can get your roof prepared for the spring is with an inspection.

If you think you may need an inspection before spring, click here to get that scheduled with us. 

  1. Clean Your Roof of Debris – Getting any branches or other debris off your roof is just step one. This effort should also include cleaning out your gutters. Should your gutters become clogged during a spring rainstorm, it could lead to leaking, causing further damage. 
  2. Inspect Your Attic – Checking around the rafters and the underside deck for water stains or mold is of the utmost importance. Additionally, you’ll want to inspect your insulation for any mildew or mold as well. Finding mold can be an indication that your roof has leaks. 
  3. Trim Your Trees – In some areas, the spring snow storms bring much wetter, heavier snow, causing branches to break, and if they’re overgrown to the point of hanging over your roof, you run the risk of these branches breaking on your roof, causing costly damages. Be sure to get the trees around your home in shape before these storms hit. 
  4. Examine Your Shingles – Do any of the shingles on your roof appear to be cracked, peeling, or loose? If so, it’s time to get those shingles replaced. We recommend leaving that to the professionals, as mistakes can lead to costly repairs. 
  5. Review Your Warranty – It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with your warranty before scheduling an appointment so you and the roofing contractor you work with can help you find the best solution for your roof repair or if needed, roof replacement. 

Why Choose Windy City Roofing and Siding Contractors

Taking care of your roof is one of the most important tasks that you’ll take on as a homeowner, however, it can be a dangerous job. Frequent care and upkeep will help to ensure the health and longevity of your roof but hiring a professional roofing contractor is the safest way to move forward, not only for your health but to protect your warranty. Don’t make the mistake of voiding your own warranty because you didn’t want to hire a professional.

Here at Windy City Roofing and Siding Contractors, we offer roof repair, roof inspections, and much more. Get ready for spring with us and schedule your repairs or inspections today!