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Learn How to Maintain Your Roof This Spring

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With the weather finally starting to become nice, you're likely getting around to all of the things you need to do on the outside of your home. One area that needs some attention is your roof. There are several things that you can do to keep it in great shape through the rest of the year by taking care of them now.

Clean the Roof

One thing you'll want to consider doing is cleaning the roof. However, it is not something you should rush into without doing any research. You'll want to know how to carefully clean your roofing material so that you don't damage it in the process. For example, scrubbing asphalt roofing material too hard can cause the small granules to come off the surface. If you are using a pressure washer, you never want to spray the water upward where it can get underneath the shingles.

Inspect the Roof

Another thing to do is look closely at the roof to inspect it for damages. Look for shingles that are cracked, damaged, curling, or missing, since all of these are signs that the shingles need to be removed and replaced. If you notice damage, you may want to have a professional roofer perform the repair for you. It's the best way to know that the damage has been fixed correctly, and they'll inspect for more related damage at the same time to ensure that the problem has been resolved.

You can also inspect the flashing material for various types of damage, which include flashing that is detached from the roof or is deteriorating. If the flashing must be replaced, this is another job a roofer can take care of.

Remove Debris

You'll want to remove debris that has fallen on the roof during the winter. This debris can trap moisture and cause mold growth in places on the roof, which is not good for the longevity of the material the mold is growing on.

Install a Roof Cap

If you are worried about mold growth because debris is a common issue with your home, you can have a metal roof cap installed to help fight the mold that could be growing on the surface. These work by releasing zinc and copper across your roof each time it rains, which is just enough metal to stop mold from growing.

Speak to a roofing company like Maynor Roofing & Siding Co to learn more about caring for your roof this spring.