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It’s Time to Prep the House for Spring

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We know winter’s not quite over. The month of March can be unpredictable in terms of weather. While the days are getting longer and temperatures are going up on average, it’s not uncommon in the Midwest to experience a March snow or two. But in general, March is the month that starts to give house owners hope that winter is nearly over. 

March is also the month that makes homeowners start thinking of home maintenance and repair. The weather’s nice enough to get outside and take stock of any storm damage suffered during the winter and make a list of projects that need to be done to get ready for spring. Roof repair on your KC home should be at the top of the list.

Taking Care of the Important Stuff

Shamrock Roofing and Construction, one of the most trusted contractors for roofing in Kansas City, wants to help you cover all your bases when you start on home maintenance. Below are a few tasks that we consider the most important when prepping your home for spring.

Check Attic Vents

Attic vents are critical to proper air circulation within your home. One relatively simple project is checking the attic vents. Look for missing screens or louvers, hail damage (dings and dents), or any signs of rodent or other animal infestation. Bird nests sometimes get caught in the vents and block air circulation. Ants and other insects tend to build nests wherever they can. If you see signs of any issues with your vents that you can’t easily correct yourself, give us a call at Shamrock Roofing. We’ll come out and take care of it and make sure your ventilation system is doing its job.

Inspect the Roof

Your roof takes a beating during all seasons. That’s because of the job it does, protecting your home from the elements and keeping you warm and dry. On the next warm day, get outside and take a stroll around the house with a keen eye trained on the roof. Do you see anything amiss? It’s not uncommon to spot damaged shingles, crooked guttering, loose flashing, or worn-looking spots on the roof. If you can see these things from street-level, it’s probably time to have someone take a closer look.

Shamrock Roofing and Construction offers a free roof inspection for Kansas City homeowners. We’ve structured our inspections to keep our customers safe from coronavirus or any other germs that might be going around. If you need roof repair on your KS home, give us a call. We’ll come out, do the inspection, and help you plan the next steps.

Clean the Gutters

There are many neighborhoods in Kansas City with mature trees. While homeowners in these neighborhoods benefit from shady streets and lower A/C costs, they also have extra work when it comes to yard clean-up and gutter maintenance. One of the most obvious spring-cleaning chores should be clearing out the gutters. 

Gutters often fill with debris brought down by heavy snow, wind, or ice. Small animals may build winter nests in the gutters. All this stuff has to go before spring showers hit, or water won’t be able to drain off the roof and away from the house as it should. Water with nowhere to go ends up standing around causing trouble, similar to a bored teenager. If you’re not comfortable cleaning out the gutters yourself, call Shamrock Roofing for help. We’ll inspect them while we’re there and let you know if repairs need to be made.

Make Shamrock Your Choice for Spring Roof Maintenance

If March days have you dreaming of outdoor projects, Shamrock Roofing can help – with the roofing projects, at least. We specialize in all aspects of residential and commercial roofing, including roof repair for KC homeowners. We’ve been in the business for over 55 years and have helped hundreds of Kansas City homeowners with their roofing needs. Contact us today to schedule your free roof inspection and get started prepping your home for spring!