The spring is here, which means Michigan’s rain season is at its peak. Combine that with heavy winds and melting snow leftover from the winter, and you have the perfect recipe for roof damage. Thankfully, there are some steps you can take to prevent roof damage during spring showers. Here are some tips from our Michigan roof repair company.
The drainage system around your home is essential during the spring. It directs water from your room to an area away from your foundation. Without proper drainage, water may pool up around your trim or foundation, which leads to a slew of new problems.
If you have not cleaned your gutters since fall, you need to do so now. Gutter cleaning will create a seamless path for water runoff to follow. If you do not have gutters, you may consider having them installed. If water is pooling up in your yard, adjust the downspouts to create a better channel for the drainage.
It’s hard to see roof damage if your roof is covered in snow. Once the snow melts, you can get a clear idea of your roof’s condition. Look for signs of discoloration or areas where the shingles are cracked or missing. You can get a professional roof inspection for a more accurate view of your roof damage, and then you can see how much the repairs might cost.
Roof leaks will never get better on their own. The longer you let them sit, the more money you have to invest in roof repairs. Take care of roof leaks right away so your roof is prepared for the next rain storm. As a temporary solution, you can secure a tarp over the pitch of your roof to cover the damaged area.
Trim any tree branches that hang over your roof. This will limit the amount of water that hits your roof when it rains. The leaves on the trees will collect water and drop it down in large volumes. This may weaken certain areas of your roofing. Cutting back your limbs will also reduce the debris that falls into your gutters, keeping the drainage system clean and clear.
To schedule a free roof repair quote, contact our Michigan roofing company at (586) 731-9830.