Maintenance Tips: Preparing Your Roof for Springtime in Morgantown

“Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again,” said Gustav Mahler, an Austrian Jewish composer noted for various symphonies and orchestral pieces.  

Who can argue that? The fresh air of spring promises new beginnings and a better future. Little critters come out of their comfy homes to explore yards and forests. Children slam the back doors in excitement as slides and swings await their presence. The snow melts away, and the tulips unfold. There is joy, exhilaration, and a deep cleansing breath of crisp spring air is inhaled. 

Spring is a time to plan, prepare, and hope for an exciting future. Cleaning up the property from the cold long winter is at hand. Planning small gardens of loveliness, and hopes of exciting adventures await. 

The maintenance plan for your home should begin in spring. It is the perfect time to find out any damage done to your home during the winter months. Did the snow cause problems with the roof? Were there ice dams formed from melting and refreezing water? Do I need to sure up any areas of destruction?

What are some things to specifically do on your springtime maintenance list? 

Below is a list of items to check off as the season progresses:

Gutters

Spring is the perfect time to evaluate the condition of your gutters. The first step in doing so 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 Attics

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.

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. (Why you should hire an arborist?)

Examine the Shingles

This is another key area that may need assistance. MHI Roofing in Morgantown can certainly assist with inspecting the shingles on your roof. Depending on what is found, you may need to have some repairs completed. We have been inspecting roofs and completing repair work in the Morgantown area for over 40 years. We are known 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! 

Give us 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 Morgantown area and seek your 100% customer satisfaction. Give us a call this spring! 

“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat,” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

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