Spring is the time for cleaning, but how thorough are you for this activity? Your first order of business may be what’s inside your home, but the exteriors require your attention during this springtime task, too. Timberland Exteriors, your expert exterior remodeling contractor, shares three maintenance tips to keep in mind for spring cleaning.
1. Clean the Gutters
Many homeowners forget just how dirty and clogged the gutters can get during autumn and winter. By spring, they can be packed with so much dirt that it’s exerting unnecessary weight on the roof. Older homes are susceptible to excess weight, and it’s not uncommon for a clogged gutter system to loosen shingles or damage the roof edge. Make it a point to check the gutters and get rid of any clogs and blockage.
2. Check for Signs of Hail Damage
Hail damage may seem harmless, but leaving them unaddressed puts your interior at risk of roof leaks. If you recently experienced a bout of hail, check the flashing as these are often the first to get damaged by weather. If your roof has experienced significant hail damage, it’s imperative that you get in touch with your roofing contractor. At Timberland Exteriors, our hail storm damage restoration service will restore your roof’s health so that it keeps you safe year-round.
3. Clean the Roof
The roof should also be a recipient of your spring cleaning touch. Twigs and branches can scratch and leaves absorb water as it rots, causing water damage on the shingles. Make it a point to get rid of leaves, twigs, and branches from the roof to avoid these problems.
Timberland Exteriors’ residential roofing service brings spring cleaning to your roof. We’ll make sure your roof stays clean and in great condition so that it continues to protect your home throughout the seasons. Maplewood residents may reach us at 651-439-1760. For Detroit Lakes homeowners, dial (2118) 849-6675 to learn more about our services. We are an exterior remodeling contractor serving homeowners throughout Detroit Lakes, MN, and other parts of Minnesota.