A roofing contractor can inspect your roof and look for any damage or potential dangers. There are three spring dangers to your roof that you will want to be aware of, and you’ll want to have your roof inspected every spring season. Those three things include:
• Heavy rains and high winds can damage a roof, especially if any shingles are loose or deteriorating. With heavy rains can come roof leaks, too, so your roofing contractor will look for loose shingles, rotted boards, and any other damage that can cause leaks in your roof. Curling or bubbling shingles can easily be caught by high winds and ripped from your roof.
• Overhanging tree branches can be a danger to your roof. Keep tree branches trimmed and preferably away from your roof as much as possible. Falling branches can ruin your shingles and damage your roof, especially the larger ones. Spring’s high winds and heavy rains can cause branches to fall, but so can heavy snow.
• Remove any twigs, leaves, and other debris that have fallen on your roof over the fall and winter seasons. Standing debris can cause rot, mold, and damage to shingles and roof boards. Plus embers from a nearby fire could reach any debris on your roof and spark a flame causing a house fire, so keep your roof free from debris at all times as possible.
If you live in an area where you get snow, keep in mind that heavy snows can sit on a roof causing damage, so check your roof in the spring for any snow damage, too.