Roof Maintenance Tips to Employ This Spring

worker cleaning house gutter from leaves and dirtSpringtime is a great time to check your roof and see how it fared during the winter season. If you don’t feel comfortable getting up on your roof to inspect it, have Roofing by Bruce do it! Call 570-424-8891 or email

What are some roof maintenance tips for this time of the year?

Gutters and Downspouts

Each winter, debris ends up in your gutters and downspouts. Therefore, it’s time to clean the gutters. You should get leaves, twigs, and dirt out of there! Otherwise, you’ll get clogs, which can lead to cracks and/or pooling of water around the base of your house– with water eventually trying to seep into your basement.

Shingle Maintenance

How are your shingles looking this Spring? Look for any that are missing, curling upward, and/or worn out with missing granules. Replace missing shingles.

Besides checking shingles, also look for mold or algae growing on shingles or other parts of your roof. You don’t want that to get out of hand and take over your roof!

A Visual Look

Here’s a good tip: take photos of your roof, as best you can, to document how it looks right now. If you can use a drone to get footage from above, that’s ideal! Or go in your yard, aim the camera at the roof, and take a couple pics, so you’ll have a record of how it looked in Spring 2021. If you notice anything odd about the pictures, such as a hole in the roof, or an animal that could be “living up there near the chimney,” then it’s a good idea to call Roofing by Bruce to come take a look. Photos are also a good thing to have on hand in case you have to make any insurance claims for damages.

And Professional Roof Estimate

Finally, consider a professional roof estimate from Roofing by Bruce. Professionals will notice things the average, untrained eye might miss! Roofing by Bruce handles roof installations, repairs, estimates and more. In addition, Roofing by Bruce can deal with your downspouts, gutters, etc. If you need gutter cleaning, gutter guards, and/or gutter repitching services, call Roofing by Bruce at 570-424-8891.

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