3 Ways to Protect Your Roofing in the Spring
April 11, 2016
Although spring brings warm weather and the promise of grilled hotdogs and hamburgers, everything about spring isn’t warm and fuzzy. In fact, spring brings with it a lot of rain, which isn’t simply a downer for your outdoor event. Heavy rains could potentially cause a problem for your roofing. The following are three ways you can protect your roof from spring.
Replace Old, Worn Roofs
The first way to ensure that your home is protected from the rain is to replace old, worn roofs. Roofs that have been a component of your home for more than 15 years can place the items inside your home at risk. From leaky roofs to the loss of energy, the cost of ignoring an old roof can quickly add up. Instead of risking it all, you should contact us, Key Prime Roofing, to conduct a roofing inspection. We will give you a competitive quote, and begin working on your roof as soon as possible.
Install New Gutters
When you have gutters and downspouts on your home, along with your roofing system, they work to ensure that rain water flows off your home. With more flow, you don’t have to worry about complications to your roof. However, gutters and downspouts can easily get clogged with leaves and other debris that fly to the roof of your home. The best way to ensure that debris doesn’t prevent water from flowing from your roof is to keep them unclogged. If they are clogged because they are older, then you should get your gutters and downspouts replaced.
Ensure No Pests Are Compromising Your Roof
Beyond grilling out, many animals awaken during the spring. When the warm weather rolls around, these creatures begin to do what they do best, survive. Often, their survival affects your home. For instance, you may find that you have a few squirrels or birds living in your attic. To them, your attic is a safe place away from predators. However, for you, their gnawing at the insulation or the structure of your home can severely impact your roof. To avoid this problem altogether, you have to get rid of your pests.
Although the cold weather has everyone ready for the warm weather spring brings, as a homeowner, you have to protect your home in the spring. Your roof is one of the most important aspects of your home structure, so protecting it protects your entire home. Even though the weather is warm in the spring, don’t ignore your roofing and let heavy rains compromise your home.