Our Winter/Spring Roof Maintenance Guide

Spring maintenance can be a bit difficult, and with the weather, that has been consistently going on in Massachusetts, and New England in general, we can see that it has been quite the issue. We offer a huge variety of services at Burke Roofs, from Emergency Snow & Ice Dam Removal, to New Roof Installation.

How to Deal With the Snow

The snow has been a bit rough this winter, as it seems to be never-ending. With this being said, there are a few things you can do to make sure your roofing stays intact and at its prime in the winter and spring.

With the winter and spring comes ice dams. These ice dams can cause damage to your home, as well as create an unsafe environment. One of the things you can do to avoid this is ensuring that you have good insulation in your attic. This will make sure that the snow does not heat from underneath, which is the main problem when it comes to ice dams.

How To Deal With The Big Melt

Spring calls for lots of ice melting, which typically results in damage from water (and even a bit from the wind). Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to maintain your roof in the spring.


  • Checking Roof Valleys for water damage. The water luges down from the apex and often can cause a bit of damage to any valleys that are located on your roof.
  • Checking for cracks in asphalt shingles
  • Checking for curled pieces on shingle or shake roofs
  • Inspecting for missing slate on slate roofs
  • Cracking, gaps, and caulking all need to be checked for. If there is a crack, gap or missing caulking you could be in trouble with water damage.
  • Water stains on the outside of your home can be a bad sign but also check for them inside, as they might be prevalent and a telltale sign of damage elsewhere.

At Burke Roofs, we offer some of the premier commercial roofs in all of New England, including the Boston area, as well as to towns such as Wakefield, Burlington, Reading, and more! If you are interested in or need a flat roof as soon as possible, feel free to contact us or call us directly at (781) 246-5622.

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