After a long winter we love seeing the weather get warmer. With temperatures rising we know spring cleaning is around the corner! Here are a couple of quick tips from our family at Elite Roofing to yours.
Before starting make sure to have the following tools: work gloves, safety glasses, a bucket, yard waste recycling bin, a ladder with stand-offs, and a water hose.
1. Hand scrape and remove any debris out of the gutters then rinse with a hose. It is important to have clean gutters because this will control the flow of rainwater and protect the roof, walls, and foundation of your home.
2. Cut back tree limbs at least 3 feet from your roof and the gutters. This will help with easy access when cleaning but will also prevent trees from damaging your home on a windy day and algae growth.
3. Do an all-around inspection of your roof. After a long winter there could be moss, mold, or loss of shingles. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at 502-643-4333. We would love to answer any questions!
Remember…most of the time your roof needs to be cleaned, not replaced.
*Before cleaning gutters, remember ladder safety is everything. Make sure the ladders feet dig into the ground. It is always a good idea to put something heavy at the base of the feet to prevent it from kicking out. Slope the ladder at a 4' to 1' ratio before climbing on and be sure that the ladder extends 3' above the gutter. It is also extremely unsafe to use metal ladders near overhead electrical / power lines.