Roofing Contractor in Manchester Points Out the 3 Areas to Focus On During Roof Maintenance in Spring
Slavin Home Improvements, a roofing contractor based in Manchester, CT, has recently published a blog post that points out the three areas to focus on when doing roof maintenance during springtime. The three things to focus on are gutter repairs, roof shingle repair or replacements, and removal of mold and algae from the roof. Zak Slavin, the owner of the company, says, “Virtually every property repairs and replacement benefits from springtime’s excellent balance of hot and cold temperatures. Too-hot temperatures make it nearly impossible to have new roof installations. On the other hand, cold temperatures can turn roofing materials brittle and surfaces slippery for installation. We are recommending that you focus on three areas when doing spring roofing maintenance.”
During the winter months, the snow, ice, and rain tend to cause a build-up of debris and other things that ultimately block the gutters, causing the water to flow over the edge of the roof and fall to the ground. This can result in water dripping on the siding and paint, including the windows below. This can result in water gaining entry into the home and causing damage to the ceilings and the walls. That is why taking a look at the possibility of the need for gutter repair or replacement is important during spring, right after the winter season.
The Slavin Home Improvements blog post also highlights the need to check on the roof shingles to see if there is a need for roof repair or replacements. It is important to check on this during springtime because the snow and ice during the winter may have caused damage to the shingles. The heavy weight of the snow and ice could have damaged or pushed some shingles off the roof and if indeed this has happened, it is important to have the missing or damaged shingles replaced. And with the temperate climate of spring, it would be easy to perform roof shingle repairs and replacements.
And finally, spring is the perfect season for the task of getting rid of mold and algae from the roof. The warmer and more pleasant temperatures of springtime make it ideal for washing and drying the roof and then coating it with an anti-fungal solution to get rid of mold and algae. It is advisable not to use power washers because these can cause damage to the surface of the roof. The first thing to do is clean the gutters and then inspect the roof shingles. Damaged shingles can result in leaks and allow water to enter the interior of the home. It is a good idea to get the services of licensed professionals to do this to ensure safety and quality work. But those who decide to do it themselves are advised to: work on dry roofs only; wear soft rubber shoes for the best traction; use a ladder that is approved by the American Ladder Institute and complies with the local code; use roof brackets and a safety harness; and avoid working steep and high roofs and let professionals work on them. It is also recommended to schedule a professional inspection and then check if the roof is covered by insurance.
Founded in 2011, Slavin Home Improvements has evolved into a comprehensive-service roofing contractor that can offer comprehensive roofing, siding, and gutter repair or installations. They are fully licensed and insured in the state of Connecticut. Zak Slavin, founder and owner, believes that it is their hard work, integrity, and honesty that are the primary reasons for their success. They always strive to provide the best possible service because their guiding philosophy is that they will always consider each home they go to as if it was their own.
Those who are looking for a reliable roofing contractor in Manchester and neighboring areas can visit the Slavin Home Improvements website or contact them on the telephone or through email. They are open from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, from Monday to Friday.
For more information about Slavin Home Improvements, contact the company here:
Slavin Home Improvements
540 Center Street