Roofs in the Spring: What to Expect

When the winter months’ hardship passes, you may believe your roof may finally rest easy. Regrettably, this is only sometimes the case. Roofs in the spring may present some significant roofing troubles that you should be aware of as a homeowner to avoid worse problems later on.

Since your roof is one of your house’s most significant structural aspects, you must be aware of what to look for and be proactive to maintain it in the best possible condition. Today, we’ll go over the most typical difficulties with the roofing system homeowners encounters in the spring and what you can do to prevent them.

Usual Springtime Roofing System Issues

Roof Leaks

As the temperatures rise, any ice or snow left over from the winter months might cause leaks in your roof. Inspect your home’s interior for stains, drips, and moisture accumulation to ensure your roof is not leaking. Water damage is one of the most severe risks to the longevity of any property, so you must ensure that your roof continues to serve as the sturdy barrier it is designed to be.

Animals and Insects

Small animals can readily build a new home if winter storms damage your roof, from loose shingles to fractured siding or a long-unused chimney. Keep an eye out for their droppings and attempt to find them promptly if they’ve set up shop in your attic or elsewhere in your house.

Gutter Issues

Proper drainage is the most critical aspect of preventing water from harming your roof. If your gutters and downspouts get blocked, loosened, or otherwise malfunctioning, you might wind up with significant damage to your roof and the rest of your property. During the spring, make sure your gutters are clear of debris.

Moisture Retention

If you live in a snowy location, watch for structural damage to your roof. If any part of your roof is drooping, residual melt and spring showers may wreak havoc, causing significant condensation and moisture accumulation in your roof system and the attic below.

Mold or Algae Buildup

Similar to the last point, if your roof spent a significant amount of time underwater, there’s a strong possibility it acquired some (hopefully minor) mold or algae development. If you observe any discoloration or natural accumulation of these dangerous life forms, you must immediately call a certified roof inspector.

Get a Spring Roof Inspection

Whether you’ve observed these spring roofing troubles, they might still be hiding under your tiles. Regardless of the age or look of your home’s roof, you may benefit from the piece of mind that comes from knowing your roof is in excellent condition. Hiring a professional roofing inspector to assess every component of your roof (and attic) helps guarantee that your property remains in the greatest possible condition throughout the spring and beyond.

Fill out our contact form or call Wayne NJ Roofing now at (862) 292-9892 for more information on extending the life of your roof or to book a free inspection this spring.