Make sure tree limbs are not making contact with your roof. Limbs can scrape up shingles, tear them right off your roof, or worse fall right through your roof. If you have trees, or limbs that are getting too close for comfort contact a local tree trimming company to ensure your peace-of-mind.
Keep an eye out for piles of leaves, pine needles, and other debris that can hold moisture sitting on your roof. Extra moisture can cause staining, or worse mold issues. You can clear debris off of your roof with a leaf blower or a rake.
Missing shingles are a telltale sign your roof has suffered over the winter. If you are missing shingles it is important to address the issue quickly. While you are up on the roof be sure to check out the flashing around your chimney and the cap that prevents water from getting in between seams and the top of your chimney. If you don’t feel confident doing the repair work yourself you should contact a professional company to assist you.
Finally, evaluate your gutter system. Months of heavy snow and ice can cause gutters to sag, or completely fall off of the house. If you have any missing downspouts, or sagging gutters it is highly important to repair immediately. Your gutter system keeps water from eroding the soil around your house and damaging your foundation.
If you have any questions about this checklist or completing the tasks, give us a call at American Standard Roofing at 248-350-2323. Our world-class service technicians are only a phone call away and are waiting to service your home today!