spring roof maintenance

Spring Roof Maintenance: Safeguarding Your Roof Against Spring Rain

You’ve heard the phrase: April showers bring May flowers? Well, that rain is nice for the flowers, but can be devastating for a poorly maintained roof! That’s why we’ve prepared a comprehensive guide to add to your spring roof maintenance routine this season. From gutter maintenance to shingle repair, discover how you can safeguard your roof, and keep your interiors dry this spring season.

Gutter Maintenance: Preventing Clogs and Leaks

Gutters play a crucial role in directing water away from your roof, as well as from your property. It’s important to include maintaining and cleaning your gutters as part of your spring roof maintenance routine to prevent clogs, which can lead to significant damage to your roof and property. Here are some easy steps to follow when cleaning your gutters:

Remove Large Debris

Use a trowel or gutter scoop to remove large debris such as leaves, twigs, and branches. Start from the downspout and work your way towards the other end.

Use a Hose or Pressure Washer

After removing all the large debris, use a hose with a spray nozzle, or a pressure washer to flush out smaller debris and ensure water flows freely. Start from the end opposite the downspout to push debris toward the downspout.

You can also prevent further debris from gathering in your gutters by trimming any overhanging branches. Remember to stay safe and pick a dry day to clean your gutters. Wear protective gear, place your ladder on a level surface, and have a spotter if possible.

Shingle Repair: Repel Water from Your Roof

Calgary winters can do a lot of damage to your roof over time, not to mention windstorms year-round. It’s important to assess the state of your shingles every year to make any necessary repairs to prevent water damage from spring showers. Here’s how you can assess your roof and make any repairs to damaged shingles:

Safety Precautions

Ensure you have proper safety gear, including sturdy shoes with good traction and a safety harness if necessary.

Assess the Damage

Inspect your roof to identify damaged or missing shingles. Look for cracks, curling edges, or shingles that have completely blown off.

Hubbard can help with expert roof repair and save you the trouble of climbing on your roof!Hubbard can also help with complete spring roof maintenance, which includes leak repairs and resealing, ensuring your roof is in tip-top shape and able to withstand the heaviest spring downpours. Contact us to get started or get a quote online today.

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