Ideas for Spring Cleaning Your New Roof

Winter can be grueling even for newly installed roofs. Spring, then, is a great opportunity to check on how your roof has fared after exposure to extreme cold and heavy snowfall. A good spring cleaning can spell the difference between keeping your roof in good condition or allowing hidden signs of water damage to further manifest.

Professional Inspection

Although you can inspect your roof yourself, it is more beneficial and much safer to have professional roofers do it instead. Experts can help spot not just the obvious signs of roofing trouble, but the hidden ones as well. This is important if you want to get ahead of structural damage or moisture retention issues.

Shingles and Flashing Repairs

Inspections can tell you that your roof may be in urgent need of repairs, and taking care of those is an important part of spring cleaning your roof. If you have broken or missing shingles, have them replaced right away. Flashing damage needs as much attention as well. Avoid working with random roofing contractors, though, and choose certified experts like Garlock-French Corporation.

Gutters and Downspout Cleaning

Don’t forget that your gutters and downspouts are part of your roofing system, too. They drain your roof of water so it doesn’t find its way underneath your shingles or, worse, your underlayment or roof decking. Gutters need to be cleared of debris, whether leaves from trees surrounding your home or pieces of broken roofing materials.

Let Garlock-French Corporation help you spring clean your new tile, slate or metal roofing system. We have been in business for over 80 years now, and, with such level of expertise, your new roof will surely be in good hands. Call us at (952) 473-1017, (612) 722-7129 or (651) 429-2335. We can give free estimates to homeowners in St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN.