April showers have come and gone. And now that it’s May, the earth is filled with blooming flowers and lively trees. It’s a gorgeous sight to behold. Except when the trees bloom and bring debris to your roof system. And then with the full, lively trees come animals that use your roof as a jungle gym.
Here are some tips to prevent your roof from becoming the animal play yard.
Trim your Trees
I know, summer has just been summoned. But, it’s already time to trim your trees. All of the rain received in April makes your trees grow at an exponential rate. And now, they need to be cut back, away from your gutters and roof to prevent animals from scurrying along the branches and ending up on your roof system.
Trimming your trees is a routine task that you might be well versed in. If not, don’t worry. It’s a fairly easy task. Grab your ladder and a pair of tree trimmers. Wear a pair of gloves to protect your hands, climb the ladder, and look for any tree limbs that are encroaching on your roof. Cut them down in small sections to prevent a large branch from falling on your home or landscaping.
Clean your Gutters
Another tip to keeping the animals away is having no hidden treasures for them. Cleaning your gutters removes everything animals might be looking for after April showers. This is another project that can you can complete on your own.
To clean your gutters, grab your pair of gloves and a ladder. Climb your ladder and scoop out any debris that’s fallen in your gutter system. For the downspouts, use a pressure washer to wash out any clogs.
Inspect your Roof
While you’re on your ladder, look around your roof for any missing shingles, loose flashing, or other suspicious roof mishaps. If you notice anything, call your local roof expert.
Keeping your roof system free from debris keeps your roof system clean and prevents any animals from doing any damage to it. If you ever feel uncomfortable performing these tasks on your own, don’t hesitate to call an experienced roofer.