It’s easy to prevent your roof’s lifespan from being cut short. You just need to show your building the attention it deserves, and that can be accomplished with a little TLC.
Your building takes a massive beating during the winter. These cold, wet months bully your roof with snowfall, violent winds, and different forms of ice damage. But once the weather starts warming up, the punishment officially stops. The spring season marks a new beginning for your roofing system. It’s a time to revitalize your building with proper maintenance and thorough cleaning, and the best part is you can do this all on your own.
In this blog, we discuss how to tackle the tough seasonal maintenance with a simple DIY project.
The average lifespan of a professional roofing system is 20-30 years, depending on how well you care for it. Your roof is one of the most important investments you can make. If you want to get your money’s worth, you need to do your due diligence.
Here are some of our favorite seasonal maintenance tips you can practice as the weather starts to heat up:
It’s best to examine the condition of your roof after a long season of snow, ice, and cold weather. As soon as the temperature starts to rise, it’s best to perform some damage control on your building. When it’s safe, feel free to walk your roof and keep an eye out for any noticeable vulnerabilities. For the best results, make sure to plan a separate checkup with a professional contractor.
When we say “spring cleaning,” we’re not talking about sweeping, dusting, and mopping. This is your opportunity to get rid of anything that has piled up on the roof over the winter. Branches, leaves, debris, seeds, petals—they all make unwanted appearances on your roof. Take some time to remove this matter from the surface. And don’t forget to check out the gutters either. Clear away any obstructive buildup; otherwise, it may result in damning, flooding, and leaks.
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Inadequate ventilation causes mold, ice damming, and several other issues. Most of these concerns stem from the roof when your AC system rests idle in the wintertime. When you have your roofing inspection, carefully examine the HVAC system to make sure nothing out of the ordinary is hindering its performance. Once your equipment is cleared for use, you can start whipping it into shape. Gradually condition your HVAC system to run at the optimal setting. Finally, make sure you pay special attention to any attic space. Take some time to look at its ventilation system so you can keep air circulating properly.
Regular checkups are critical, but they can only do so much. Spring usually means more rainfall, and more rainfall means more hazardous weather conditions. How will you respond if a violent storm tears through your roof? You can’t fix that with just a simple inspection. Make sure you’re properly insured for the worst-case scenario. Communicate with your insurance provider and verify that you have coverage for roof damages. While it might seem like an obvious maintenance tip, this ensures you have the right support system when it matters most.
Not all lifetime warranties actually carry a lifetime promise. Typical roofing warranties only last 20 to 30 years. This might seem like a long period of time on paper, but it doesn’t take much for that offer to lose its value. If you’re not properly caring for your roof, expect a depreciated warranty with a maximum value of 10 to 15 years. Work with your contractor and weigh out all the warranty options. If a 50-year service is available, take that option because you never know what’s going to happen.
Rainville-Carlson makes roof maintenance simple. We’re here to help you get the most value from your roofing system for years to come. Whether it’s commercial or residential, you can count on our team to tackle all the big projects. From repairs to replacements, we’re here to solve roofing problems quickly and efficiently.
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