Spring is finally here and that means it’s time to start thinking about getting your home ready for the warmer weather. While cleaning up dead branches outside and cleaning your gutters will help keep your roof in good condition on the outside of your home, you’ll still want to thoroughly inspect the interior for damage after the final snow of the year. Adding your attic to your home’s spring cleaning checklist is a simple way to stay on top of your roof’s maintenance. Here are a few simple tips to help you make the most of your attic spring cleaning from your trusted Denver roofing companies.
Check for Leaks
Attic leaks are often harder to detect than water damage in other areas of the house as most leaks are caused by moisture buildup in the exterior roofing materials. However, the sooner you notice a leak in your attic, the better off you’ll be. Look for signs of mold or mildew in the insulation and check for moisture on any exposed support beams. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, schedule an appointment with your roofing team.
Inspect the Insulation
If your attic space is not finished and you can still visibly inspect your insulation, do so as part of your spring maintenance checklist. Pests and rodents love to burrow into insulation
as it protects them from the conditions outside. Unfortunately, this can make your home less energy efficient while also exposing your home to the elements wherever the pests got inside. Look for loose panels or torn up bits of fiberglass along the floor of the attic. If you see any, it could be due to a rodent infestation. An experienced exterminator will be able to assess the damage and help you create a plan of action to get rid of the infestation once and for all.
Add More Insulation
Even if your current insulation is in good condition, you may be able to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient by adding more insulation to the space. Schedule a consultation with your roofing contractor to discuss your options. You may want to install a different type of insulation entirely to better fit the energy needs of your house. When installed properly, you’ll see an improvement in whole-house comfort as well as a decrease in your heating and cooling costs throughout the year.
Look for Daylight Through the Rafters
Shingles can shift after a windstorm, even if they don’t blow off the roof entirely. This allows water and moisture to weaken the integrity of the support structure, thinning the materials and letting daylight inside your attic. Turn out the light and inspect the attic for even small pinpricks of light. If you notice anything, schedule repairs
as soon as possible. By catching the damage early on, you’ll save yourself from more costly repairs later on.
Follow these tips and get your attic ready for the warmer weather quickly. If you notice anything out of place or want a second opinion on a possible leak, contact Big Creek Roofing and schedule an appointment today. Our dedicated contractors can fix everything from missing shingles to major leaks.