3 Must-Know Summer Roof Maintenance Tips for All Homeowners
Roof inspections and maintenance tasks don’t sound like the best way to spend your summer day. However, these are necessary things to do if you want to maintain the stability and appearance of your home. Here are three things that you need to know to help make the task easier and to ensure you get to the most important stuff:
Perform Inspections and Repairs in the A.M.
Summertime means excessively hot temperatures. The higher up you are, such as on your roof, the hotter you are going to get. Plus, certain roofing materials are more vulnerable to these temperatures and can become fragile. If you were to get on it during the hottest part of the day, you could seriously damage the already-fragile material, such as asphalt shingles and the underlayment. Morning inspections and repairs are better for you and your roof in the morning.
Start from the Ground with Your Inspections.
Before you just climb up onto your roof, grab a pair of binoculars and walk around your home. Look for any visual signs of damage, such as loose or cracked shingles, growth of algae or moss, and any free-standing debris. This can free up a lot of your time when you get up there, and you’ll know some areas that you definitely need to check out. The same things should be looked for when you finally do get up onto your roof and perform a full inspection and subsequent maintenance.
Inspect, Repair and Clean Your Gutters and Downspouts.
From bird nests to branches, there are all sorts of debris that can build up in your gutters. Summer is the excellent time to inspect, clean and repair your gutters since it is right after the spring storms that often results in the build-up of debris and the clogging of your gutters. If there are any loose sections, they need to be reattached immediately. If there are any holes, they need to be repaired as soon as possible.
When you don’t feel comfortable inspecting your own roof, contact the professionals right here at C & K Roofing.