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Every homeowner partakes in spring cleaning to keep their home fresh and rejuvenated after the harsh winter months. It’s the perfect time to do some major cleanup and upkeep, especially when it comes to the structure of your home, like necessary roof maintenance. 

At A&A Services, we understand the importance of regular roof maintenance, because we’ve been providing top-notch roofing services for over 40 years in the North Shore area. Check out our testimonials to see why our customers choose us! A reliable, high-quality roof is vital to protecting your home and our reliable team can help provide you with that. Give us a call to tell us about your roof maintenance. In the meantime, read about the essential tips for preparing your roof this season.

Inspect Your Roof

The first step in spring roof maintenance is a thorough inspection. We recommend looking for:

Missing or Damaged Shingles

Winter storms can dislodge or break shingles, leaving your roof vulnerable to leaks. Check to make sure there are no shingles lifted from the roof. If so, give your local professional roofer a call.

Cracks and Wear

Check for any signs of cracking or wear, especially around the chimney, vents, and skylights. Cracked shingles could lead to costly and dangerous water damage that you want to avoid.

Sagging Areas

A sagging roof is very dangerous. It can indicate structural issues that need to be addressed immediately.

Debris

A common routine to add to your spring cleaning checklist is to remove any debris, like leaves, branches, and other waste that may have accumulated over the winter.

A quick inspection of these factors can keep your roof from accumulating wear and tear, as well as to avoid common roofing issues in the winter, which will save you time and money in the future.

Clean Out the Gutters

Gutters play a crucial role in directing water away from your roof and foundation. Therefore, clogged gutters can cause water to back up, leading to leaks and potential water damage. Ensure your gutters are clean and free of debris and leaves to avoid buildup. Consider installing gutter guards to prevent future clogs.

Trim Overhanging Branches

Trees add curb appeal and beauty to any home, but overhanging branches can pose a threat to your roof. We recommend trimming any branches that are hanging over your roof to prevent them from breaking and causing damage during spring and summer storms. This will also help reduce the amount of debris that falls onto your roof and gutters.

Check for Mold

Spring’s warmer, wetter weather creates the ideal conditions for algae and mold growth. These can cause discoloration and damage to your shingles because mold can hold moisture on the roof surface, leading to the deterioration of roofing materials. Try looking for dark streaks or green patches on your roof. If you find any mold, we recommend contacting a professional roof cleaner who can help eliminate these issues and restore your roof’s appearance.

Address Minor Repairs

Small issues can quickly grow costly and dangerous if left unaddressed. Take care of minor repairs, such as replacing damaged shingles or sealing small leaks, before they become major problems. Regular maintenance can extend the life of your roof and save you money in the long run.

Consider Roof Upgrades

Spring is also a great time to consider any upgrades that can enhance the performance and longevity of your roof. This might include installing a more durable roofing material, adding insulation, or improving ventilation systems. Learn more about our roof replacement services to see if it’s time for your roof to be replaced. The spring and summer are actually the ideal times to schedule your roof replacement!

Call A&A Services for Your Roof Maintenance & Needs

Roof maintenance and upkeep are essential for protecting your home and ensuring your roof remains in perfect condition. By following this list and bringing in help from a professional roofing company as needed, then you’ll be prepared for the upcoming seasons! Give us a call today to ensure your roof is in good condition.