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Clyde Nettles Roofing Spring Maintenance Tips

Springtime Roof Maintenance Tips

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As we wrap up “Windy March” and head straight into “April Showers,” there’s no better time to discuss annual spring maintenance for your roof. Even though the winters in South Carolina can be relatively mild, we did experience some heavy rainfall and a few storms this past season that can cause wear and damage to your roof.

Here are some springtime roof maintenance tips that can help keep your home’s roofing system in tip-top shape before we head into summer and those nasty pop-up storms.

Contact Clyde Nettles for a Free Roof Evaluation

Clyde Nettles offers free roof evaluations to both current and potential new clients; you might as well take advantage of an expert opinion, and it also saves you from having to climb a ladder and look at everything yourself. Our staff never works for commission incentives, so we never try to sell you a repair or a roof you don’t need. They will perform a fair evaluation and provide you with the results. If any damages are identified, they will take photographs and provide a detailed explanation on how they should be addressed.

Check Your Gutters

clean out your gutters in the sprintime to help help with roof maintenance

Remember all those fall leaves you got out of the yard? Did you also clear them out of the gutters? Clogged or full gutters can cause water to back up and potentially damage the edges of your roofing system.

Carefully Examine Your Inside Ceilings for Water Stains or Spots

The number one telltale sign of a water leak are the infamous stains/spots that appear on your ceiling. Large leaks rarely happen all at once (unless trees/tree limbs/debris is involved) but what you will see, is a small ceiling stain caused by a minor roof leak above. Many times the leak is so small, the water will enter through a damaged spot on the roof, into the attic, and slowly run down a ceiling joist before eventually pooling and dripping onto a small area (leading to your ceiling drywall). It’s incredibly important to identify these leaks early, as they will lead to larger issues down the road.

Trim the Trees Close To Your Home

The old saying, “you can’t get hit by a baseball if you never go to a game” applies here. Your roof (more than likely) isn’t going to have debris damage from a storm if there is no debris located above it. Look around your home, and if you have tree limbs hanging overhead, schedule a professional to trim any limbs that could potentially damage your home (if they were to fall).

Examine Your Flashing and Fascia Board

The most common cause of roof leaks is attributed to improper or old flashing (the metal or plastic material around pipe vents, chimneys, etc.) Pay close attention to any flashing around your roof and make sure it is standing up against the elements.

The fascia board runs along the outer edge of your roof, covering exposed rafters and trusses. This is just as important because they protect the outer areas of the roof that cannot be covered with shingles. 

If you follow these tips, your roof should be in excellent shape for the upcoming summer months and those nasty pop-up thunderstorms. If you would like a free roof evaluation, or you have any other roofing questions, reach out to Clyde Nettles anytime.

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