What Spring Cleaning Needs To Be Done With My Roof?

As winter comes to an end, many people want to take advantage of the warmer season to do some spring cleaning. Many projects include typical things like organizing the garage or planting some new flowers in the yard. However, there is often one overlooked and critical component that you should add to your list for this year: the roof. Roof maintenance is essential to extending its lifespan, especially after the harsh winter months. Learn about the checklist for your roof below. 


After a rough winter, your gutters are likely to be clogged with leaves, dirt, and other debris. Gutters that are not working properly could cause damage to your shingles, siding, and soffits. Damage can happen quickly, and your roof can be compromised.

Examine the Roof

Shingles are the first line of defense in protecting your roof. They are the rectangular pieces that cover your roof, and most residential homes use them. As you complete your spring cleaning, there are many things to pay attention to when looking at your shingles. 

  • Missing shingles. These need to be replaced because they can expose your roof to water damage, mold, and rot.
  • Curling shingles. Poor ventilation or improper installation can cause shingles to curl. You should fix them right away.
  • Blistering shingles. Excess moisture can cause your shingles to blister. 
  • Buckling Shingles. Buckling shingles can tear and harm the integrity of your roof. It’s caused by moisture, and you’ll want to fix it right away, or you’ll need to replace the entire roof.
  • Stained Shingles. Stained shingles could indicate you have a leak in your ventilation system. It will need to be addressed by a professional. 

Look for Mold 

Mold and mildew can be a huge problem for your roof. They can eventually get into the foundation and seep into your home’s interior and cause problems. If you notice mold in a large area, contact a professional for a thorough inspection. 

Trim Tree Branches

Overgrown branches can do a lot of damage to your roof. Falling leaves can build up in your gutter or fall and cause damage to your shingles. It’s easier to trim branches as they will only continue to grow throughout the spring and summer.

General Wear 

Your roof takes quite a beating during the winter months. Over time, you might notice parts of your roof sagging or rust starting to develop. It can be hard to spot small holes or blistering, which is why calling a professional is beneficial. It’s recommended to have a yearly roof inspection.