6 Spring Cleaning Tips That Will Prolong Your Roof


Spring is here! And here with it is spring cleaning.

During this season, most people spend time cleaning up their yards, cleaning and organizing their homes, and getting ready for the summer. However, many people neglect their roofs.

Roofs need to be cleaned and maintained each spring as well. Your roof is an incredibly important part of your home and it needs maintenance if you want it to last a long time.

Plus, with proper cleaning, inspections, and maintenance you can avoid more expensive roofing services, such as roof leak repair.

Hollister Roofing knows the value of taking care of your roof. That is why we want to give you some tips on spring cleaning that will help your roof last a long time.

1. Wash Your Roofs Surface

Roofs can grow mold and mildew on them. This can exasperate moisture problems and eventually cause expensive issues such as holes to form. Avoid roof leak repairs by washing your roof each spring.

On top of that, built-up debris may cause pests to live on your roof. This can be very damaging over time. These critters or bugs will leave feces on your roof and may even cause structural damage by eating away at your roof or burrowing inside.

A good way to avoid both pest problems and mold issues is to give your roof a good scrub down. Put “wash the roof” on your spring cleaning to-do list this year.

If you are hesitant to climb your roof, don’t have the right tools, or just don’t have time, you can hire a professional to perform this roofing service.

2. Clean Out Your Gutters

Your gutters are an important part of your home and your roofing system. Gutters keep excess water from causing damage to your house.

If your gutters are filled with debris or are broken, then your home is at risk of water damage.

Make sure to clean out your gutters each year. Having clean gutters that work right is a great way to prolong the life span of your roof.

If you struggle to clean your gutters yourself, you can call in the experts to do it for you.

3. Have A Moisture Survey Done

One great way to help maintain your roof is to have a moisture survey done.

According to Restoration Master, 

“Perform a moisture survey to detect changes in a roof’s materials when water is present. Infrared scans may be used to achieve this task. The scan measures the level of heat retention or loss via the insulation; wet insulation transmits heat differently than dry insulation.

Infrared moisture surveys provide evidence of what is happening under the roof membrane without having to damage the roofing system.

Make sure to add a moisture survey to your spring to-do list!


4. Maintain Your Attic

Your attic and your roof are incredibly connected. If one is in bad shape, they likely both are. So when you are working on cleaning up and maintaining your roof this spring, make sure you don’t skip the attic.

Your attic needs attention each year. Go up there and inspect it. Is it wet or moldy anywhere? Do you see water damage? Do you see any holes? Does the insulation need repairing?

Once you have inspected it, make sure you address any issues.

Your attic might just need a good cleaning, to avoid the build-up of debris or pests eventually making it their home.

If you aren’t comfortable doing this yourself, don’t hesitate to hire someone to do it for you. Just don’t avoid it!

5. Be Sure To Trim Tree Branches Close To Your Roof

Trees that are too close to your home can wreak havoc on your roof.

A wind storm can cause branches to go flying into your roof, causing holes, ruined shingles, or other expensive forms of damage. This is also dangerous for you and your family.

Each spring, take the time to evaluate which trees or branches are close enough to cause roof damage. Either hire a professional or trim the tree branches yourself.

Taking the time to do this may save you from a whole lot of damage and expensive roofing services.

6. Have Roofing Services Done By Professionals

Having your roof inspected each year is one of the best ways to maintain it. The roofing experts will be able to see things you can’t and fix them. They can also help you know how to best take care of and clean your roof.

If you desire to prolong your roof, then make sure to clean it and have it inspected every year. Make cleaning your roof and attic a part of your spring clean-up.

If you need roof leak repair or other roofing services click here to contact Hollister Roofing for a free estimate, today!