Spring is here, and it’s time to get out into the yard and take care of all those seasonal to-dos: cleaning up gardens, dethatching the lawn, reseeding grass or laying new sod, sharpening lawnmower blades, and more. Now is also the time to perform a spring roof inspection to determine whether your roof has suffered any damage, either from last summer’s storms or the snowy and icy winter.
Why You Should Inspect the Roof Every Spring
Winter is hard on home exteriors. The snow, ice and cold temperatures of winter can cause damage to shingles, pipes and chimneys. Substantial debris can accumulate, potentially causing further issues. And if last summer storms left any lingering damage, the winter weather may have accelerated issues.
How to Safely Perform a Roof Inspection
It’s certainly possible to DIY your roof inspection, but there is some risk involved. The safest option is to enlist the help of a professional. If you’re confident that you can inspect your roof safely, Broadway Rental offer roofing supplies, ladders and other equipment for rent. Visit our Minneapolis equipment rental catalog to see our full line of roofing tools.
Roof Inspection Tips
When you’re safely on the roof, look for debris such as branches, twigs, leaves and dirt. These materials can cause damage and result in a buildup of moisture, algae or mold. Prevent algae with zinc strips, which are activated when it rains.
Check the roof for holes, loose shingles or other visible signs of damage. Pay especially close attention to the areas around your chimney and chimney. Inspect weatherproofing closely to ensure that it’s still in good shape. Check for any missing parts or rust.
Our Twin Cities rental equipment warehouse has the tools you need to inspect your roof and get it in good shape. See our full selection of rental tools and equipment in our online catalog, and give our MN equipment rental experts a call at 763-533-1680 to get started!
From trailers to scaffolding, trimmers and mowers, saws, skid steers and more, Broadway Rental has the affordable rental tools and equipment you need for your next lawn and garden or remodeling project. Check out our full Minneapolis rental equipment catalog to find the right tools, and get in touch today.
This is an updated blog post that was originally published in September 2017.