2020 Roofing Update from DC Properties
Thankfully, our 2020 winter has been relatively tame compared to recent years. Although we got off lucky this year, there’s still a chance your home sustained some winter roof damage while battling the elements. Here are some ways to begin recovering from winter roof damage.
Gutters that appear droopy and seem like they are ready to fall off the side of your home at any minute are likely caused by being weighed down. On a safe, clear day with no precipitation, we recommend that if you feel comfortable (and it isn’t too tall of a building), you climb up and investigate the problem. Look inside the gutters to see if they are clogged full of debris and see if there are icicles attached. If either of these problems are present, you should contact your CT Roofing contractor to have them clean the debris, or you can carefully do this yourself. Here’s an article explaining how to clean your gutters.
If the gutters are past just sagging and are detached from your roof, you should probably contact us to have the properly reattach the gutters.
Roofing is the first line of defense when it comes to protecting your home. We recommend having a professional roof inspection done in the springtime to ensure your roof is in proper working order. An expert roofer will be able to determine if you need a roof replacement or roof repair in order to keep your home healthy.
You can do your part by inspecting the area around your home for fallen shingles, roofing granules, and noticing any other roofing problems. But remember, many roofing problems aren’t easily seen.
Siding is something that can make or break the appearance (and value) of your home. Aside from the aesthetic upgrade, it’s common for vinyl siding to be damaged during harsh winters.
If you don’t need to update the siding, a great spring home improvement project is cleaning it and repairing any loose or damaged pieces of siding.