Punxsutawney Phil was right. Spring is on its way! For some, it can’t come soon enough. The snow begins to melt, the seasonal birds make their presence, and the children play longer outside on the playground. A feeling of newness is in the air!
Is your home ready for the upcoming season? What are some things to inspect and clean? Dryer vents, the refrigerator, and changing the batteries in the smoke detectors are all wise options. What about the exterior of your home, specifically your roof?
Below is a list of items to check off as roof maintenance in preparation for the springtime season.
Spring is the perfect time to evaluate the condition of your gutters. The first step is to completely clean them out of any debris, buildup, or collection of items left behind by winter. How do they look? Are there holes forming? Are they loose and need to be secured? Take the time to fully inspect the downspouts as well. This system is designed to properly dispense the water away from the home, so make sure it is prepared for upcoming storms.
Check Your Attic
Look carefully in your attics. Do you see the sun shining through? Are there areas of discoloration on the walls or ceiling of the attic? Do you find any evidence of critters making their homes in your attic? These are indications that your roof is not secure and sealed up properly. Perhaps an area of your roof has become compromised and is in need of repair. The insulation amount may need to be doubled as well. This is the perfect time to inspect and seal up any open gaps.
Trim Back Overhanging Trees
This project may require some outside professional assistance. The trees don’t stop growing just because they extend over your home. You need to make sure they are trimmed back so a fierce summer wind doesn’t break off limbs or branches on your roof causing extensive damage.
Examine the Shingles
This is another key area that may need assistance. Have the winter storms caused the shingles to bend, crack or come completely off? NextGen Roofing in Westfield can certainly assist with inspecting the shingles on your roof. Depending on what is found, you may need to have some roof repairs completed. We are skilled to foresee any potential problems with your roof and will share our findings with you with complete respect and honesty. We would never try to sell you something you don’t need!
Check the Chimney
It is wise to inspect the area around the chimney. Little critters love to make their homes wherever they can, and near a chimney is an excellent spot. Resealing the flashing is necessary if there are cracks or open gaps. NextGen Roofing is available to double-check this area for damages and make necessary repairs.
Give NextGen Roofing in Westfield a call when you are ready to inspect your roof! We look forward to working with you and securing your greatest asset ~ your home. We pride ourselves on our reputation as one of the best roofers in the area and seek your 100% customer satisfaction. Give us a call this spring!