When the weather begins to warm up, it is a sure sign that it's time for some summer cleaning. This cleaning should also include making sure your roof is well maintained and ready for the remainder of the summer months. Here are some top 3 roofing tips to remember as the harshest summer weather hits.
Make Sure to Clean the Roof and Gutters
After the fall and winter season, your gutters may be cluttered with leaves or debris. Damp leaves or twigs that are caught in the gutter can not only damage your roof, but also the house siding. When summer rains come, you want to ensure your gutters are in proper working order to protect your roof and your home from potential water damage. To do this, it is important that you take the time to clean out the dirt and debris from your gutters and your roof. This allows water to drain as it should, protecting your home. Not everyone is comfortable getting up on the roof or on ladders to clean out the guttering. Don't worry! Professional roofers can clean or replace gutters and roof as needed so your roof is ready for the most severe summer weather.
Inspect the Shingles
After a harsh winter, it is important to check the shingles on the roof to look for damaged, cracked, curing, or even missing shingles. Winter winds, snow, or ice can potentially damage the roof shingles, which are meant to protect your roof. Damaged shingles may not do their job adequately and can let in water. Replace damaged or missing shingles so that your roof can do what it is intended to do: protect your home and what matters most. If there is too much shingle damage to the roof, it may require replacing the entire roof. Schedule an early summer roof inspection with the professionals at All Roof Solutions for shingle repair or roof replacement.
Check for Water Damage
Water damage from winter weather can wreak havoc on your roof. It is important to address any type of damage as soon as possible to prevent further damage or costly repairs or roofing replacement. You can do this by searching for weak spots or cracks on the roof that could be a sign of water damage or rot. Because it is imperative that you maintain your roof, this is best left to the professionals who know what they are looking for. If you see leaking inside the home or notice possible water damage spots on the roof, be sure to call on the experts at All Roof Solutions to check for and repair water damaged areas of the roof.
Maintenance is the key to a long lasting roof that does its job of protecting your home. Roofing maintenance can save your roof from costly repairs in the future. To be prepared, schedule your summer maintenance check with All Roof Solutions to ensure your roof is ready for whatever the rest of summer may bring.