Your roof protects your home from the elements. Keep it in good shape and enjoy a comfortable interior for decades. In this post, top local roofing contractor V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc. shares what to avoid during spring maintenance.
Neglecting Roof Inspection Schedules
Inspections should be done twice yearly—during fall and spring before summer weather hits. During inspections, your roofing contractor will check your asphalt shingle’s status, flashing around chimneys and skylights for any signs of damage or warping and possible areas with heavy leak damage.
Forgetting About Your Gutters
Gutters should be cleaned of any collected debris, such as leaves, sticks or pine needles, which typically accumulate throughout the winter. If left unattended, these will create an environment for breeding insects or other pests that can cause damage over time. It can also clog the downspouts and cause water overflow to damage your roof material and attic.
Ignoring Hidden Damage
Leaks are sneaky and often occur in the hidden areas of your roofing system. When conducting spring roof maintenance, roofers will look into areas with telltale signs of leaks. They would trace it by looking at trails and tracing dampness or growth on your interior walls and attic. They would also perform various tests to identify the hidden damage. They would repair these issues in a routine roof inspection to prolong the system’s lifespan.
Leaving Missing Shingle Areas Vacant
Missing shingles are the primary source of roof leaks. Replacing these missing shingles improves and maintains your roof’s integrity. On the other hand, if a huge area of your roof has plenty of missing shingles, it might be time for a roof replacement.
If you’re looking for a professional team that provides quality roof repair, you can count on V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc. We’ll help keep your roof in good shape and improve its performance. Many homeowners in your area trust us for our quality of work and decades of experience working with them on all roof projects. Call us at (203) 639-1634 or fill out this contact form to get an estimate.