Roofing companies say during spring, most people only think about cleaning the interiors of their houses and do not bother to clean or extend the service to their rooftops. Here are some ways in which you can clean your roofs that have been subjected to weather and other climatic conditions. This cleaning is better done by roofers and thus you should hire one to execute the job. Read and use the following;
Inspecting the roof
The roofing company does the following when contracted for an inspection. During winter some material might have accumulated on the roof, if they are not cleared, water might gather underneath the roof. The roof should be inspected for algae or fungus. Other signs to be watched out for include; wear around the pipes on the roof and rust on metal parts. In the case of rust, the affected portion will be brushed while primer and paint are applied to it by the roofing company. Also flashing should be checked out on surface projections and sidewalls.
Check the roof edges
Roofing companies also check the edges of the roof to ascertain its strength, security, and safety conditions. In carrying out the check the roofing company might come across roof damages, those damages will need to be addressed and repaired immediately.
Cleaning of gutters and addressing drainage issues
Winter might affect the roof, items, materials, and particles like leaves, twigs, seeds, and others might be deposited in the gutter. The gutter will then become clogged as a result, this will in turn lead water to overflow into the home.
The roofing company should check the debris in case it has fallen off and needs to be reattached. The roofer then uses a hose to flush water through the gutter, this is a standard test for testing the drainage system. In the process of testing, the roofing company might detect leaking problems, the roofing companies can then rectify the situation, dry the affected area and seal the gap with epoxy or caulking. If the gutter passes this test then it is ready for spring.
Check for animal damage
Roofing companies also check for portions of the roof that have been destroyed by animals such as chipmunks, raccoons squirrels, and other rodents.
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