Spring Cleaning Your Roof

Spring is just around the corner! Are you ready? Warmer temperatures, spring flowers, and lower heating bills – what’s not to like?

While the warmer temperatures and lower heating bills are welcome, the spring thaw can also mean spring cleaning and maintenance. Storms, snow load, and ice dams may have damaged your roof over the winter, so don’t forget to add “inspect the roof” to your to-do list.

If your roof is newer it might not need any repairs, but the one thing all Michigan roofs do need is a spring inspection. Winter storms and the freeze/thaw cycle can damage your roof and leave behind debris that can clog gutters. Finding and repairing roof damage early, before it can damage the structure underneath, can save you money later.

Tips for a Spring Inspection

A thorough roof inspection includes the inside of your house as well as the outside. Roof damage can ultimately worsen to the point that it also damages the structure it’s meant to protect. Regular inspections can catch many problems early before the damage gets into the house.

Inspect the attic – Check for outside light shining in where it shouldn’t, leaks or water damage, and signs that critters may have accessed your attic for shelter.

Inspect your roof from the ground – Look for signs of wear, damaged gutters, or signs of algae or mold running down the sides of your house.

Inspect your roof from the topside – Look for signs of damaged, curling, or buckling shingles, and wear or loose materials around the chimney and any pipes.

Clean the gutters and roof – Remove branches, leaves, and other debris from the roof and gutters, so they can do their job of moving water off your roof.

Trim tree branches and landscaping – Trim back overhanging branches that could damage your roof in a storm. Trim landscaping to ensure the downspouts can drain away from your foundation.

Or, if you don’t want to get up on your roof, call Roofman for an inspection!

Call Roofman for an Inspection

As you enjoy the warmer weather and prepare for summer, keep Roofman USA in mind for all your maintenance and roof repair needs.

Did we mention Roofman USA roofs come with a lifetime guarantee?

With our one-day installation and 100% no-leak and lifetime workmanship guarantees, we can stop your roof problems in their tracks and give you the peace of mind for years to come. Contact us today to schedule your inspection and get your guaranteed estimate.

About Roofman

We’re a family-owned roofing company serving Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, and all SE Michigan. We know your family is as important to you as ours is to us. We do quality custom work because we know that your house is more than four walls and a roof – it’s a home. And your family deserves the best.

Contact us through the website or by calling 734-662-3300.

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