Spring offers us a break from the long, cold winters in Massachusetts, and it is also the perfect time to maintain your home and get it ready for the warmer months ahead. Most homeowners will get out the garden hose, lawnmower, and hedge trimmer to start preparing their property. But don’t stop there, a local Lexington roofing contractor says, this is the time that you want to make sure your roof and gutters are still protecting your home.
April showers bring pretty May flowers, but they can also cause serious damage to your home
Don’t get hit with unexpected expensive repair bills, keep a close eye on your roof and gutters. When a gutter is clogged with dirt and debris or broken, it can cause extensive water damage to both the interior and exterior of a home. Ice dams form on gutters that are not draining properly, so if your home had ice damming this past winter that could be the reason why. Another cause for ice dams is poor attic ventilation. Both of these problems can be identified and fixed by our Lexington roof repair experts.
Spring storm damage can cause roof leaks if they are not resolved quickly
After a heavy storm or large amounts of wind-driven rain hit your home, look in your attic for signs of water leaking through your roof. If you see any moisture, it could be from damaged shingles, flashing, or not enough underlayment was placed in the right places. Trapped moisture inside of a home from poor ventilation or roof leaks can also cause the paint on the interior and exterior of your home to peel and crack. The last thing a homeowner wants to deal with is a massive reconstruction project from neglecting their roofing system. So when you are doing your spring cleaning and home maintenance this year, be sure to check on your roof and gutters and get a professional inspection from a Lexington roofer at least once a year.