Summer’s on the way, and it’s going to be hot. Can your roof take the heat? Many homeowners don’t realize that there are a few things they can do during the summer to keep their roofs in peak condition. Here are a few summer roof maintenance tips to help you preserve the quality of your roof.
Call The Pros
The best thing you can do for your roof during the summer is to schedule a roof inspection. This is the first step in making sure that your roof is strong and sturdy and not showing signs of damage or weakness.
It is highly recommended to call a professional roofing contractor, like Homewerx, to schedule this type of inspection. Our highly trained and qualified contractors have the experience and tools required to do an in-depth analysis of your roof. After their evaluation, we can sit down with you and come up with a game plan to ensure your roof is set up to withstand the summer heat.
Clean Out The Gutters
Something that you can observe without ever having to get up on your roof is the gutters. Your gutters ensure that water drains from your roof correctly and does not sit in one spot. Cleaning out the gutters and making sure they are correctly installed to maximize drainage is an easy and important step in summertime roof maintenance.
Harsh South Carolina summer rain storms can be damaging to your roof. If your gutters are clean and can drain excess water properly, you can reduce the chances for water damage.
Trim The Trees
Another thing that can be taken care of during the summer is trimming back tree branches. If limbs are hanging close to or over your roof, there is a good chance it could scratch and damage the shingles and expose the elements of your roof—or come down on your roof during a storm. Be proactive, and have any overhanging branches trimmed.
Close Out The Critters
As temperatures rise, everyone is going to be looking for a little bit of shade. That includes rodents and pests. If they find a way to weasel themselves into your roof, it could become a significant problem. Take the time this summer to close up any holes or entrances that could be enticing for animals.
Look Out For Mold
Another roof maintenance tip that can save you a lot of time, energy, and money is to look out for mold. You can do this by going into your attic and looking for signs on the walls and ceiling. You may see water spots or areas that look green or black. Mold can be dangerous, cause respiratory issues, and is most often a sign of water damage. If you’re not sure what to look for, call the pros.
Examine Your Skylights
Before the summer storms come rolling in, check the flashing around your skylights. If they are loose or insecure, it could lead to major water damage inside your home. Unfortunately, when a skylight is ignored, the only time a homeowner can tell there is a problem is when a storm comes through—and they find water leaking into their home. Early summertime maintenance can prevent this common problem.
Call Homewerx Today
Before you pack up your stuff and head away on your first summer vacation, call Homeworx to ensure your roof is set up to beat the summer heat.