Spring is just around the corner! As the weather warms up, we’ll find ourselves spending more time outside. Take this opportunity to complete a mini-inspection of your home’s exterior to see how it held up to the harsh winter weather.
Now is also a great time to revamp your home’s curb apparel. Taking care of these 5 things will ensure your roof and home look good when spring comes.
A roof covered in leaves, needles, branches, and even trash can be unsightly. Under all of that winter debris is a beautiful roof that deserves to be shown off! You can use a leaf blower or broom to remove debris from your roof. Not only will this improve the look of your roof, but it will improve its function. Debris impedes the flow of water off your roof, which can lead to damage and even leaks. If you can’t reach or the debris is plentiful, consider hiring a professional to help.
Wash Away Algae
Old roofs and wood shake roofs are prone to developing algae. During your post-winter home exterior inspection, be sure to look for mold all over your roof, but especially in areas under or near trees and in areas where your roof lines meet.
To remove algae from your roof, saturate the shingles with a 50% mix of water and bleach. Leave the solution on for 1 hour, then rinse. To protect the plants around your foundation, wet them with plain water prior to using the bleach solution, and rinse them thoroughly when done. Although it may be appealing to use a power washer, they will damage your shingles. Instead, use a hose with a nozzle attachment to rinse your roof.
Upgrade Your Gutters
Since gutters are one of the most visible parts of your roof, you will want to make sure they aren’t sagging, cracked, or crooked. Repairing or replacing your gutters will give your home a much-needed facelift.
During your inspection, look for frayed, crooked, missing, or broken shingles. If you notice damage to your roof, contact Royalty Roofing and Renovations. We will be able to repair your roof so it looks fresh and protects your home.
Update Your Color Palette
If you are feeling really determined, try changing up your color. While inspecting your home you may notice that your shingles have faded over time. Updating your home’s exterior paint color can make a big difference! Spring is the time of refreshment and what better way to refresh your home than changing a shade or two? Need some inspo? We wrote a whole blog article about 2022 home exterior trends – check it out!
We hope we aren’t the only ones counting down the days until we see warmer weather. But when we do, this will be the first thing on our list of to-dos. Spring cleaning your roof will improve your curb appeal and it might just inspire your neighbor to clean theirs too!
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