How to avoid spring roofing upkeep mistakes

It is no secret Utah County weather features cold, snowy winters, and hot and dry summers. These drastic seasonal changes can wreak havoc on the structure of your roof. Now that the spring season is upon us, it is time to consider what home maintenance is needed for your property. A team of professional contractors will help you with early intervention, attention to detail, and expert services. This is crucial for the longevity of your roof. First Call Construction of Utah is here to help you avoid some common spring roofing upkeep mistakes.

Ignoring active leaks

The long intense winters in Utah directly lead to heavy damage to roof shingles. This damage is apparent when spring showers arrive. As the rain falls, points of weakness in your roof show up as water seeps into the structure of your house. Leaving these active leaks can cause long term water damage to your property. This means structural faults and safety hazards, which can spiral into bigger construction projects than the initial leak in the roof. It is more efficient to provide regular maintenance on your roof and fix issues such as leaks before it becomes a massive issue. Call our experienced Utah County contractors at First Call Construction to keep your home safe and dry all year long.

Power washer problems

There are few things more satisfying than using a power washer during spring cleaning and while it is a beneficial tool, avoiding the rooftop may save you future problems. Power washing is quick and efficient but can easily damage the shingle membrane. A damaged shingle membrane can then quickly turn into a leaking roof.  It is advised you stay to the sides of your house while you power wash and steer clear of your roof. This will prevent any unwanted damage to the shingles. If you find yourself in a sticky situation with your power washer, be sure to let your local Utah County contractors know what is going on.

Leaving gutters clogged

With spring here and winter in our near past, it may be time to address your gutters. A common homeowner mistake is leaving the gutters attached to your roof clogged. Utah County contractors see this repeat issue every year. Debris from the winter months can easily find its way into the gutters creating a situation that needs dealing with. Gutters left clogged can create ice dams which can drive snowmelt under roof shingles. The snowmelt then causes damage to the gutter and the roof.  This is an easy problem to avoid and it is recommended to have your gutters cleared of debris. Don’t wait to call contractors to help clear those gutters this spring.

Give us a call at First Call Construction

Our team of professional contractors at First Call Construction is here to help ensure your spring cleaning goes according to plan. We understand the importance of having highly committed, detail-oriented, and hardworking individuals caring for your home. Contact us at First Call Construction, 801-830-4642, as soon as possible to receive a complimentary quote.