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Taking care of your roof in the spring is important to ensure it’s in good condition after the harsh winter months. Here’s a guide on how to do it:

  1. Inspect Your Roof: Begin by visually inspecting your roof from the ground. Look for any obvious signs of damage such as missing or damaged shingles, sagging areas, or debris buildup.
  2. Clean Gutters and Downspouts: Clear out any debris, such as leaves, twigs, and dirt, from your gutters and downspouts. Clogged gutters can lead to water backup, which can damage your roof and siding.
  3. Trim Overhanging Branches: Trim back any tree branches that are overhanging your roof. Overhanging branches can scrape against the roof during windy conditions and cause damage to the shingles.
  4. Check for Signs of Leakage: Look for any signs of water stains or leakage on your ceiling or in the attic. If you notice any, it could indicate a problem with your roof that needs to be addressed.
  5. Inspect Flashing and Seals: Check the flashing around chimneys, vents, and skylights for signs of damage or deterioration. Make sure seals are intact and reseal any areas where the sealant has cracked or worn away.
  6. Replace Damaged Shingles: If you find any damaged or missing shingles during your inspection, replace them promptly to prevent water infiltration and further damage to your roof.
  7. Check Attic Ventilation: Proper attic ventilation is crucial for maintaining the longevity of your roof. Make sure vents are clear of debris and functioning properly to allow for adequate airflow.
  8. Schedule Professional Inspection: If you’re not comfortable inspecting your roof yourself or if you notice any significant issues during your inspection, consider hiring a professional roofing contractor to conduct a more thorough examination.
  9. Consider Roof Maintenance: Depending on the type of roof you have, you may want to consider additional maintenance such as applying a protective coating or having your roof professionally cleaned to remove moss or algae buildup.
  10. Document Maintenance: Keep a record of any maintenance or repairs you perform on your roof, including the date and details of the work done. This can be helpful for future reference and for maintaining a history of your roof’s maintenance.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your roof remains in good condition and continues to protect your home for years to come.

Call Apex East Roofing for a free inspection. We will take pictures and videos of any damage we find for you to review.  609-653-2233

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