Upon the arrival of spring, a family living under the protection of top-quality roofing should feel grateful for that barrier to the elements associated with winter. Yet that grateful feeling should also serve as a motivating factor.  It should motivate the performance of certain necessary chores.


Spring into action on your roof

During the winter the wind can direct leaves onto the roof.  Rain can fall onto the leaves, so that they seem almost glued to the rooftop.  Other bits of nature, such as seed pods and twigs might get added to the leaves.  All of those need to be removed.  Sometimes moss tries to make a home on the roof’s surface.  Moss should not be allowed to grow where it could burrow into a juncture between 2 or more of a roof’s plates.  The Roofing experts at Deegan Roofing in NJ keeps that from happening.



Those protect the eaves from moisture and animals.  That protection takes various forms.  It can take the form of trimming, flashing or a simple covering.  Roofs last longer when the associated soffits and fascia stay in good condition.  The soffit lets air flow into the attic from under the roof.  The soffit vents work with the ridge and exhaust vents.  The fascia works with the gutter and drip edges.  It sends water into the gutters.


Check for clogged waterways

Fascia sends water into the gutters when it has reached the roof’s edge.  Sometimes the rainwater does not flow smoothly off of the roofing.  For instance, a patch of ice might block the flow during the winter.  If a puddle forms and debris collects in that puddle, the flow down a roof’s sides can meet-up with a tiny dam.  No homeowner wants to have dammed-up water on the home’s roof.  That can hasten the formation of leaks.  Consequently, the removal of clogged waterways belongs on a list of springtime chores.  So, clean the waterways by cleaning the gutters.


Spring into action on your roof


In the summer ventilation helps to keep a home cool.  In the winter roofing should aid the retention of heat.  Maintenance of soffits and fascia helps to guarantee a family’s ability to stay warm during the cold winter months.  Failure to remove clogged waterways by cleaning gutters results in a buildup of clutter on the rooftop.  That amount of weight might exceed what the roofing can hold.  If that proves to be the case, a section of the roof might collapse.  As indicated above, even if nothing collapses, the presence of water can aid the formation of leaks.  No family wants to spend the winter dealing with leaks.  So, spring clean the roof and prevent winter leaks.


Contact Us

Family-owned and operated, Deegan Roofing Company has been installing and servicing residential and commercial roofing customers in the New Jersey area for over 30 years.  If you are concerned about your roof surviving the upcoming winter weather or are currently experiencing roofing problems, it’s never too late to contact Deegan Roofing to get your roof inspected before winter.  Website https://www.deeganroofing.com/  Address345 Terrill Rd, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 HoursOpen 8:30 AM ⋅ Closes 5:30 PM

Phone(908) 322-6405


Spring Roof Maintenance