Tips for Keeping Your Roof in Good Condition This Summer
The hot summer weather can make for great backyard barbecues, but can be a real issue for your roof if you’re not careful. Make sure you can enjoy the season to the fullest without having to worry about your roof by being aware of the warning signs! Simple awareness and preventative measures can do a world of good for your roof and help to ensure that it has the long life that it should.
Protect Your Roof
There are several minor steps you can take to make sure you do not have to deal with major repair work. Some of them can be safely completed by the homeowner, while others should be left to our trained professional contractors. As always, if you notice any issues on or around your roofing system, it is a good idea to get it checked out as quickly as possible to minimize possible damage.
Just a few of the things that you can do to protect your roof include:
- Roof drainage maintenance: Make sure any water that reaches your roof is being properly directed away from the structure. Water left standing can not only begin to cause water damage, but can even make heat damage worse. Be aware of water pooling on your roof or near the siding where it shouldn’t be, and call in the experts to handle it.
- Attic maintenance: Take a moment to be certain that if you have an attic or crawlspace, it is properly ventilated and all fans are working as they should. You can also give the area a brief inspection to see if you can find any evidence of unexplained water damage or holes.
- Shingle maintenance: Close-up inspections should be left to the pros for safety reasons, but you can take a lap around the property and see if you can spot any problem shingles from the ground. You can look for issues such as discoloration or fading; cracked, warped, or curling tiles; or areas where shingles are missing.
If you notice problems with any of these areas, it is always important to act quickly so our specialists can resolve the issue right away. We can also provide you with routine inspections to give you even more peace of mind knowing that your roof is in excellent condition.
Contact us today to get started with your first appointment so you can get back to your summer!