When spring comes, it is time for cleaning not only inside the house and for your landscape, but for your roof, too. Esteemed Colorado Springs roofing companies affirm that spring roof maintenance is an essential task for ensuring that your roof is strong enough to withstand the heat, the strong UV radiation and the storms that usually accompany the summer months – here are the tasks involved:
- Roof cleaning – even the mildest winter leaves behind some debris on the roof surface and in the gutters. When removing all that dirt, start working at the top of the roof and progress towards the gutters. You can use a broom on a long stick or a garden hose, but stay away from the pressure washer, for the strong jet might damage the roof surface;
- Gutter cleaning – when the roof surface is clean, it is time for the gutters. Use a scraping tool to remove all the debris and dirt that can cause clogs and collect everything in a bucket to prevent the mess;
- Inspections – inspect your roof surface and the gutters to find any damage. Look for small signs as well and pay special attention to the sensitive areas, such as the flashing in the roof valleys;
- Repairs – the issues that you find need to be fixed right away.