As the weather begins to warm up and we head into the spring months, building owners have to be more aware of the new challenges the weather brings along with it. When it comes to your roof, which is the most important part of any building whether residential or commercial, keeping it in good shape is imperative to the health of your building overall. Spring tends to bring with it plenty of precipitation, and while those showers might be necessary for May flowers, it can create very specific problems for your roof and your entire structure. Thorough Inspections It can be easy to fall behind when it comes to your regular inspections, especially after a tumultuous wintertime where the task can get lost in the shuffle. If you’ve been through a particularly harsh winter, this is all the more reason to do a thorough inspection before spring is in full swing. While keeping safety procedures in mind, use your ladder in order to get a good look at what might be clogging up your gutter or scattered across your roof that may prevent proper water drainage away from your structure. Leaves, twigs, dirt and grime can all build up over time to cause big problems for you in the long run. Also, pay close attention for cracks and general wear & tear so these areas can be sealed up right away. Cleaning Finding issues is one thing, but addressing them is the next step. If your inspections reveal problems that some tidying up can fix, be sure to get it done sooner rather than later. There are plenty of tools that can be used to clear off your roof and blow any debris out of your gutter or eavestrough – so put them to good use and always practice roof safety while you’re doing it. Check Your Ceilings An important tell-tale sign of roof damage is the ceiling on your building’s interior. Look for traces and outlines of water marks, stains and even mold so that they can be treated as soon as possible. In these instances, these repairs are best left in the hands of professionals. Check For Weak Spots By looking at the roof itself, you’ll be able to tell a lot about how it’s doing and what kinds of repairs it might need. Check for things like decay or rust on the surface and other things like cracks or fungus that can potentially cause leakage and further damage. Your roof might be in overall good shape, but there may be sections that need to be addressed. Olympia Roofing can provide comprehensive and cost effective roof repair and give you a better understanding of how to maintain your roof going forward. Do Some Repairs Rust and decay aren’t things that affect all types of roofs, but they are things that can create problems for some and should be handled as quickly as possible. Getting rid of surface rust can revitalize the look of your roof and sometimes prevent it from getting worse. Try high pressure-cleaning tools or hand scrubbing to get the job done, and don’t hesitate to get professional help from companies like Olympia Roofing to handle any repairs. It’s important to remember that your roof is an extremely important part of your structure, and they often should be left to professionals to install or repair. Call us today at 1-888- 781-6629 and our roofing experts will be ready to answer all your questions.