After a long, dreary winter, it looks like spring is almost here. The warm winds and bright sun make the spring a perfect time to proactively inspect and maintain your rental property’s roof. Performing the proper maintenance on your rental will help protect your investment and keep your tenants happy.
One of the most important parts of any property is the roof. Keeping it well-maintained will help stop moisture damage and cut down on costly repairs later on. Here are 3 roof maintenance tips for the spring:
#1 Perform a Roof Inspection
The first thing that you will want to do is perform a roof inspection. If you are not able to get up on the roof or you are squeamish of heights, then hire a professional to do an inspection. Here are things to look for:
- Shingles that are buckled, cracked or curled up
- Broken or missing shingles
- Damaged flashing around skylights, vents or chimneys
#2 Take a Look at the Gutters
Check for leaky or loose gutters. Make sure that they are all draining properly. Improper drainage can lead to serious water damage in other areas of the home. Check the downspouts for debris and remove any that you find.
#3 Check the Interior Ceilings and Walls
Look for signs of water damage on interior ceilings and walls. You might notice dark water spots. Also, take a look in the attic to check for signs of moisture. This is usually the first area that is damaged by a roof leak.
Doing these simple maintenance tasks in the spring will help ensure that your rental property stays in good shape. It will pave the way for a trouble-free summer. For more tips on roof maintenance or to schedule an appointment for a roof inspection of your rental property, visit Premiere Roofing of South Carolina.
Spring storms can wreak havoc on your home. Winds and even minor hail can damage your roof, siding, gutters, landscaping, windows and more. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do both before and after volatile weather that can help minimize the damage to your home and property. Here are 4 essential steps for protecting your house from spring storms:
#1 Have Your Roof Inspected
The first thing that you’ll want to do to prepare for hail storm or wind damage is to inspect your roof. If your roof is in good shape, the chances of it surviving a spring storm is better. For the best results, hire a professional to perform the inspection. They can look for things that blistering and missing grains on your shingles. These signs of roof damage are something that a professional would notice right away.
#2 Make Needed Repairs
It is a lot more affordable to make small, preventive repairs to your roof rather than to deal with extensive damage or leaks later on. Therefore, if you have damage from a storm, don’t wait. Always make repairs as soon as possible.
#3 Assess Storm Damage
If you are unlucky enough to experience a severe storm in your area, then immediately inspect the exterior of your home and your roof for damage. Catching problems early will help prevent bigger issues later on. Look for signs of siding and roof damage from the ground, such as missing shingles, damaged gutters and holes in the siding.
#4 Contact a Qualified Contractor
If your home’s roof is damaged, you’ll need to contact a qualified roofing contractor right away. Choose a contractor who is experienced in repairing damage from hail and wind.
If you have questions about your roof or would like an inspection, contact Premiere Roofing. We have been serving the Midlands of South Carolina since 2008.