Spring is a wonderful time to tackle some items on your home maintenance checklist. Such things could be trimming back any branches or limbs that have gotten carried away, inspecting the HVAC system for any damage, check the foundation of the home to see if any repairs are needed. 

Another wise maintenance item is to fully inspect the roof of your home. We don’t tend to think about roof maintenance until we notice problems and then it gets quickly moved to the top of our to-do list. 

Here are some things to consider and look for when doing your springtime maintenance. 

Areas of Damage

For obvious reasons, any damaged areas need to be addressed quickly. Damaged shingles could be:

  • Missing shingles
  • Bent or curled shingles
  • Loose granules
  • Cracked shingles

It is wise to have the areas inspected, especially in the springtime, and have any damages fixed before the warm summer season approaches. Be sure to contact Roofs for Life in Bradenton for a quick and easy inspection. We will keep you up to date on everything from granule loss and rapid aging to potential leaks and major damages so you can take the necessary steps to take care of your roof.   


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Take some time and look over your gutter system. This is an important part of your roof, and shouldn’t be neglected. The gutter system is necessary is directing the water safely away from the home and keeping your foundation and siding mold and mildew free. If your gutters are clogged and full of debris, the water cannot flow freely, which can create buildup and excellent areas of deterioration. The fasteners can become rusted, which will create holes in the gutters.

Here are some questions to ask as you inspect the gutter system. 

  • Is there debris collecting in the gutters? Make sure to clean them out thoroughly.
  • Are the fasteners beginning to rust? This is an indication of future problems, as holes can begin to form from the rusted areas.
  • Is the gutter sagging? Perhaps the fasteners have broken off, or the weight of the debris is too heavy for the gutter. 
  • Is the gutter pulling away from the home? A gutter can cause damage to the side of the roof if not addressed.
  • When it rains, does the water drip over the edge? If so, there is a buildup in the gutter which needs to be cleaned out. 

Animal Nesting

Be sure to look the roof over for evidence of critters making a home. Gutters are an excellent area for nests and animal families. Again, the gutter system should be cleaned of any debris or nests so the water can run freely and the critters can be encouraged to raise their families elsewhere. Dormant chimneys or loose flashings are other areas that animals love to call home. 


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Do you notice any areas of discoloration on the ceilings of your attic? Perhaps areas where there was water and it seeped into the ceiling or walls? This is a serious concern as these are indications of water damage, which means more issues are going on with your roof. Water damage can lead to mold, mildew, and rot. Make sure to have these areas addressed and sealed up before the summer storms approach. 

Roofs for Life is here to help with all of your roofing needs! We can assist you with springtime inspections to ensure the roof is sound and fully prepared to hold up to the weather conditions ahead. Let us create peace of mind for you in repairing whatever the damages to your roof may be before it becomes a crisis. Our team is experienced, insured, and knowledgeable, fully displaying the utmost level of professionalism to every customer. We strive for your complete satisfaction and desire a friendly working relationship.  Contact us today for a springtime inspection! 

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