Spring is the favourite season of many, and understandably so! The warm weather, combined with the longer days and shorter nights, makes it the perfect time to take walks, go on road trips, and appreciate the beauty of nature. Spring truly is the season of opportunity—not only for fun activities but also for roof maintenance.
Spring does encourage you to have fun under the sun, but you should also be aware of your responsibilities as a homeowner. Winter is cruel and brutal; the cold winds and snow can damage your roof to an extent, but so can the sizzling hot weather!
Besides repairing the winter damage, it’s also essential to watch out for any roofing issues during this season. Be on guard for these problems that may arise and cause problems for your roof:
Leaks are most common during the beginning of spring, caused by melting snow. As soon as you see leaks in your ceiling and walls, have your roof inspected by a professional to check for damages.
Gutters funnel water off the roof and away from your home, as too much water falling close to your home can erode the soil around it and compromise the house’s foundation. Blooming flowers and green trees are lovely to look at, but they can clog your gutter.
Flower petals, tree pollen dust, and leaves can clog your roof drainage system and cause problems. Having clogged gutters not only causes wall and ceiling damage, but it will also damage your siding, so you would need to ask for help from an Edmonton siding contractor.
Birds and rodents may seem harmless, but they can do quite a bit of damage to your roof when ignored for too long.
Birds are most hazardous to your roof! Crows and sparrows can build nests on vents, and woodpeckers may peck at your roof while on the hunt for food. Additionally, the accumulated weight of these birds and other critters can damage your roofing system.
Prevent wild animals and insects from damaging your roof and getting inside your home by choosing high-quality fascia and soffit material options, inserting gutter guards, and replacing missing shingles.
The accumulated snow and ice inside your chimney can cause it to crack, and once the snow melts, it goes right into those cracks and makes the problem much worse. Reach out to a professional as soon as you see a few cracks appear in your chimney to avoid it from falling off your house.
The heavy snow can significantly affect the structural integrity of your roof. The melted snow can soak into your roof, resulting in excessive moisture and numerous issues.
Get your roofing system ready for spring! Just watch out for the common roofing problems during this season, so you can enjoy the warm weather and have peace of mind. If you discover any damages to your roof, hire a contractor to manage your exterior home renovation in Edmonton.
Let MCM Home help maintain the quality of your roof! We have a variety of roofing services, from straightforward patching of asphalt shingles to the installation of new cedar shakes. By providing many options for roof fascia types and other materials, and professional service, you can be sure that we can do a great job with your roof. Contact us today to learn more!