In preparation for the year ahead, your roof is one of the most important areas to maintain. Periodic roof maintenance helps prevent major issues that can lead to serious homeowner claims.
Check for damage to your roof and have a professional inspection, if necessary.
Go to the attic. If there is visible moisture or discoloration, your roof might be leaking.
Examine the paint on your siding and trim. If it is peeling, you might need new paint to protect against the effects of weather.
Check for leaks around window and door sills. Improving your seals can lower your energy bills.
Clean debris from gutters and downspouts, and make sure they’re draining away from the home.
Trim overhanging tree branches, untidy vegetation, and overgrown shrubs.
Winter weather often results in gradual damage that homeowners can miss if they aren’t looking closely. This is particularly important to watch out for because homeowners policies do not provide coverage for wear and tear. It’s well worth it to spend a little time on home maintenance this spring, so that a small roof issue doesn’t turn into a big roof issue!