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Spring Cleaning Your Roof in Lake Charles: To Do and Not to Do

POSTED ON: 04/01/2022

Spring cleaning is an annual ritual families across the country partake in.  Cleaning out the garage, the attic, closets, as well as gardens and more all get put on the long list of to-dos for the spring months when the weather is beautiful.  One thing many people forget in their bid to spring clean the whole house is the roof.  Adding a spring-cleaning inspection of your home’s roofing system in Lake Charles, LA can alert you to any potential shortcomings of your roof, as well as serve as prevention of future problems.

The first item on the list of spring-cleaning your roof is to tackle the gutters.  While it may seem that gutters are not a part of the actual roof, they perform an essential service that is important for the health of your roof in Lake Charles, LA.  Even if you cleaned the gutters in the fall, a good check and cleaning in the spring is good.  In winter, dead leaves and plants can make their way into the gutters which can back-up of the flow of water away from the roof of your home.

Trim the branches that are close to the roof of your home.  Branches that scrape the roof or push on the edge of the roof can damage the structure and threaten the integrity of your home.  An added benefit of nicely trimmed branches is that fewer leaves will enter the gutter system, making them easier for you to clean out. 

Hiring a roofing company in Lake Charles, LA to inspect your roof during the spring months can also prevent rising issues from causing big problems down the line.  An inspection can check for missing shingles, curling or blistering shingles, and stained shingles.  Shingles are the first line of defense when it comes to your roof, so when the shingles are compromised the roofing structure underneath isn’t far behind.

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