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Common Spring Roofing Concerns

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The changing seasons is an exciting time for many, but it comes with many potential problems to stay vigilant about.

5 Spring Roofing Problems to Look Out For

As you’re readying your home for the arrival of spring, check your roof out and look for these common issues:

Pest & Animal Problems

After a long winter, you may find damaged or dormant areas in and around your roof that pests and wildlife have taken shelter in. Squirrels, birds, and raccoons are some of the more common animals that may make your roof their winter home, but sp[ring also brings out pests like mosquitoes, cockroaches, and bees.

If you’re having issues with wildlife, contact your local trusted pest and wildlife control company. They can remove the pests and set up barriers to prevent them from returning and relocate wildlife to their natural habitat.

Leaking

April showers bring May flowers…but they can also bring leaks. Missing shingles, cracking flashing, and other damage on your roof can allow water into parts of your roof and home that are normally sealed off. Keep an eye out for damage inside your attic that could lead to leaking during heavy rains.

Broken and Clogged Gutters

Clean your gutters this spring to ensure they’re in proper working order and that they aren’t filling with water or debris. Standing water is an excellent breeding ground for pests like mosquitoes, but it can also lead to long-term plumbing and roofing problems.

Excessive Water

If you see areas on your roof that are holding water or seem to be sagging, contact your trusted professional roofers. Any excessive moisture can lead to rot or moisture issues inside your home.

Chimney Cracks

If your home has a chimney, check it for cracks. Water can run through cracks and into your home. If temperatures drop to below freezing, the water can expand and cause even more breaks between the bricks and mortar of your chimney.

For all your roofing needs, contact Fraser Roofing, LLC at (404) 341-7663 today!

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