The rainy weather lately might have homeowners seeing a roof leak or hoping that their roof stands up to all the rain. Yearly maintenance is important for your roof just like any other type of maintenance.
Maintenance for Your Minneapolis Roof
Calling your local Bloomington roofing contractor like Snap Construction to schedule a roof maintenance appointment is the first step to take. When a field representative arrives at your home, be sure to discuss with them any storm damage that may have happened, falling debris, age of the roof, and last inspection. If there are any other concerns you may have, don’t hesitate to let them know.
During the inspection the roofing contractor will around chimneys, skylights, plumbing vents, and satellites/cable. They will look for proper flashing and the condition. They will also look at drip edge – this helps direct water away from the fascia and off the roof. Missing drip edge can cause a roof to leak, and also can let critters in.
Step flashing is a common maintenance item. They’ll check for proper install around the dormers, areas where the roof meets the wall, and if lower quality sealant was used.
While they’re up on the roof, your roofing contractor can easily check the gutters to ensure there are no blockages. Let them know if you have noticed problems with draining, as there may be an error with slope or how securely it is fastened.
A leak doesn’t always mean the roof is the problem. The attic can cause leaks. How? From improper ventilation, condensation build up or a plumbing issue. An full attic inspection may need to be performed by a Bloomington roofing or insulation contractor.
This is a basic blog of suggestions. Once the rain stops, call Snap Construction to schedule your spring roof inspection and maintenance! 612-333-7627