There were plenty of April showers this year in North Texas. And now that it’s May, our yards are filled with blooming flowers and lively trees, and perhaps some weeds, overgrown bushes, and messy flowerbeds. While America is on shelter-in-place orders, there’s no better time to go outside, soak up the sun, and get your yard back in shape.
While you’re outdoors, make sure your yard isn’t damaging your roof system. Here are some tips to prevent overgrown trees from harming your roof.
The number one tip for yard maintenance is to trim your trees. All of the rain during 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.
Next, clean your gutters. 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.
Finally, 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 Joe Hall Roofing.
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.
With a clean yard, you prevent animals from turning your roof into an animal playground!