What’s on your spring cleaning list this year? If you’re like most folks here in Minnesota, you’re already working on your mental to-do list of important spring home maintenance chores. While cleaning the inside of a home and getting the lawn in order are high on most people’s lists, you don’t want to overlook important spring roof maintenance.
In this post from The Construction Group, our residential roofing contractors are sharing a roof maintenance checklist based on our professional experience. Give us a call to schedule your roof inspection and keep up with any necessary roofing repairs!
1. Get a roof inspection.
Winter can be hard on a roof, especially if it’s been a while since you invested in necessary roofing repairs. A professional roofing contractor can inspect the condition of your shingles and help identify minor roofing problems before they become more serious and worse, more costly.
2. Clean out and check your rain gutters.
Over the course of the winter, all sorts of debris can get into your storm gutters and clog them. Not only does this make your gutters less effective at moving water efficiently from your roof, but it also makes an inviting home for critters looking for a spring home.
Be sure to thoroughly clean and remove any twigs, leaves, and debris from your gutters using a small shovel or scoop, Once you’re through, flush your gutters with a garden hose. Or if you want to permanently take this chore off of your to-do list, have a gutter contractor install gutter guards.
3. Replace old windows.
Aging windows can become badly damaged during the harsh freeze and thaw cycles that come with icy weather. To reduce your summer energy costs and maintain a more comfortable home throughout the year, replace any older windows with modern, low-E windows. You’ll notice an immediate improvement in your home’s comfort levels and enjoy energy savings that pay for themselves over time.
4. Clean your siding.
Keep your vinyl siding in good shape with a little gentle cleaning. Most vinyl siding can be cleaned using a garden hose and a bucket of gentle soap for tricky spots. While you’re cleaning your siding, take a walk around your home to inspect for signs of damage and consider having your siding replaced.
Call a Minnesota Roofing Contractor
Is your roof in need of repairs after a long, harsh winter? Check roof repair services off of your to-do list early this year with help from The Construction Group in Woodbury. Give us a call today at 651-731-5857 or contact us on the web. We can’t wait to get your home in shape for summer!