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Spring Cleaning For Your Roof

Spring cleaning isn't just for the inside of your house the outside needs some attention too. This includes one of your biggest and most important investments, your roof. Make sure you add your roof to your spring cleaning list. Not only will your roof look better, it will also extend the life span of your roof.

Here are some important things to do in order to maintain the life of your roof. Make sure to trim tree limbs that might be rubbing against the roof. The limbs scraping on the shingles can loosen the granules and reduce the life span of the roof. Use a blower to remove leaves and pine needles from the roof. A build up of leaves and pine needles can trap moisture and cause mildew to grow. Check your gutters to make sure they are not clogged with leaves and debris. After you have cleared all of the leaves and debris from the gutters, run some water through the gutters to make sure the are free from clogs and leaks. Also, make sure the gutters are attached tightly along the roof line. If you notice discolored streaks on your roof, this could be caused from mold or algae which can eat away at your shingles and cause leaks. Use a chlorine bleach solution diluted with water and apply with a garden sprayer to kill the mold and algae. Never pressure wash shingles, this will loosen the granules and reduce the protection of your roof.

It is always a good idea to get a professional roofing contractor like Veritas Roofers to inspect your roof once a year to take care of any minor issues before they turn into a major one.

Gutter clogged with leaves.
Clogged gutters.

A yearly inspection will help extend the life time of your roof offering you peace of mind.

Call Veritas Roofers today. Always a free estimate. VERITAS means TRUTH.

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