Springtime brings to mind blooming flowers, sunshine, and spring showers. In North Texas, you know that “spring showers” often bring tornadoes, hurricane-force winds, and large amounts of hail. That’s why it’s so important to prepare your roof for spring—so that it remains in great condition year after year. Here’s some tips for how to prepare your roof for springtime from Alpine Roofing Construction.
Make sure to inspect gutters and downspouts carefully and clear leaves, branches, and other materials that may have collected from autumn and winter. These materials can create clogs when spring thunderstorms come. If left behind, these branches will also make tempting areas for birds to nest come springtime.
Hail, snow, and ice damage from winter storms can cause unseen damage. Winter’s freeze and thaw cycles can also upset fragile shingles, making them more prone to spring’s hail. Check your roof carefully for shingles that have visible damage or are loose. Concrete and clay tiles are especially susceptible to breaking or becoming loose over time.
While inspecting your roof, pay careful attention to areas that look as though they are worn down. New roofs generally hold up well under the effects of lightning and hail, but roofs that are already deteriorated suffer from the natural elements like high winds. Come springtime, a small storm could be detrimental. Rain could leak into your home, causing mold and permanent water damage.
If you see areas that seem to need professional help, contact the experts to take a look before it’s too late. Remember, preventative measures are always less expensive than emergency roof repair. A free consultation now could save you thousands of dollars in the future.
Call your trusted Fort Worth roofers at (817) 409-8975 for professional advice. If you have any questions about residential roofing construction or preparing your roof for any season, the experts at Alpine Roofing Construction at ready and willing to help you.