Saturday, April 1, 2017

Spring Cleaning!

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. 

1 comment:

  1. Nice points! Spring is the time to take stock of the damages done during extreme winter and roof is definitely one of the most important part to undergo an inspection by a professional roofer so that problems are spotted early on and quickly repaired at low cost.