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Springtime Roof Repair and Maintenance

Mar 11

Springtime Roof Repair and Maintenance

Roof maintenance routines and repairs should take into account seasonal changes. This is because roofing conditions may vary depending on the climatic environment. It is possible to have problems such as:

  • Snow buildup on the roof and accumulation of ice
  • Flashings and leaks
  • Ice dams that form within your gutters and around the edge of your roof
  • Broken and cracked roofing shingles
  • Damages to insulation and blocked attic vents

You can solve these roofing problems by hiring professionals who can provide attic ventilation, roof repairs, ice damming, and fascia/soffit inspections.

It is important to prepare your roof and make sure it is ready for spring. These seven simple steps will make spring-roof maintenance much easier.

  1. Clearing of Debris
    It's important to clean the roof. You can see more clearly and pinpoint the areas that need repair. After you have ensured that your roof is dry, clean it by removing any debris, such as leaves, twigs, nests, or other material. Inspection includes checking gutters, downspouts around fascia and soffit.
  2. Fixing Leaks
    For any potential leaks, check the attic and flashings. Water damage often manifests itself in darker patches. Black mold growth is another sign of water damage. You must seek professional assistance.
  3. Ensuring Loose flashings
    Flashings can be found around chimneys and vents. To ensure that flashings are securely attached to your roof, and not corroded or developing holes, check them regularly.
  4. Replacing Shingles
    It is essential to replace missing shingles as part of roof repairs. Before waterproofing your vents, make sure you take care to replace any missing, bent, or broken pieces. While small cracks, holes, and tears may be repaired, damaged or missing shingles must be replaced.
  5. Resealing Fans
    Make sure to inspect the vents and make sure that sealants haven't cracked, chipped, or been pulled out of their proper places. Avoid any potential mishaps by being careful around the vents. To avoid further damage, use a long-lasting sealant.
  6. Replacing Popped Nails
    The following causes make roof nails pop:


    • Nails may be shortening or corroded
    • They were inserted between seams
    • Nailing was done incorrectly
    • The roof decking does not have enough strength to support the objects.
    • The caulking looks old and is slowly falling apart

    You can't just apply cement or sealant to solve the problem. The correct way to solve the problem is for the popping nails to be removed and a new one placed about an inch away from where they were.

  7. Recaulking Around Chimneys
    Caulking around the chimney is not a simple task. The old caulking can be removed by scraping away any remnants until you are able to see the flashing underneath. To prevent water damage, apply the new sealant. You should apply the sealant along the edges of all flashing.

We offer quick and efficient roof repair services

If any of these problems sound like the ones you’re facing, know that it’s time to call a professional roofer. Make sure you choose a reputed and experienced company to inspect your roof, ensuring you receive the best results and complete satisfaction.

Greenville Roofing Masters offers many services like attic ventilation or soffit and fascia installation, ice damming, and more. We have a team of roofing experts who will help you solve any problems.


Greenville Roofing Masters 

Greenville NC

(252) 436 8250