Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Composite Shingle Roof
As Spring is finally around the corner, you get to embrace the wonderful warm weather. With the snow starting to melt, you are preparing yourself for spring cleaning. You tidy up your house, clean the windows, the basement, and the garage, in preparation for the warmer weather.
Even though most people are cleaning their household, some of them forget to clean their composite shingle roofs, which is extremely important in protecting the house’s integrity. As winter can damage your roof, spring cleaning is important as it increases the lifespan considerably. Here are four tips that you can use for spring cleaning your composite shingle roof:
Check integrity of shingles
Checking the integrity of the shingles on your roof is important as the elements of winter such as snow and wind are harsh. When snow settles on the shingles, it will force them to curl, separating them from the rest of the roof.
As the weather is harsh, it can damage the shingle altogether. If you find any shingles that are curled, damaged or missing during an inspection, replace them immediately. If you don’t replace the composite shingles, it paves the way for bigger problems which are expensive to fix.
Clean mildew and mold
Now that there isn’t any snow on your roof, you can do a thorough inspection for mildew and mold. If you allow them to grow, they will cause a lot of problems in the future. The easiest way to identify them is to see if any of your composite shingles are discolored. If yes, then you must get rid of them as soon as possible. You can use any solutions to clean mildew and mold from your roof. However, avoid using power washers to clean your composite shingle roof as it can cause severe damage.
Flashing are metal strips on your composite shingle roof which prevent seepage of water. As winter can damage your roof due to extreme temperature conditions, you must inspect flashing regularly. Check the flashing that’s near the skylights and chimney as they are most prone to water and pests if damaged.
To prepare for winter, most of the trees near your house will shed all its leaves. Also, during winter, there are high chances for branches to fall on top of your composite shingle roof. If you allow the debris to collect, it will damage your roof over time. Make sure that you remove all debris as soon as possible.
These are the four spring cleaning tips that you can use for your composite shingle roof.
If you want professionals to help you spring clean your roof, contact Prodigy Roofing & Construction. Within 30 minutes of our arrival, we will inspect your composite shingle roof for free, so that you are aware of the total cost for repair and maintenance!