Summer might not be here just yet, but it is literally right around the corner. Is your roof ready? As a homeowner, it's always a good idea to prepare your roof for summer to help you avoid costly repairs and keep your home protected.
Clean The Gutters
Depending on where you live, frequent and heavy downpours are common during the summer. If your gutters are filled with leaves, branches, nest pieces, and other debris, you will have a problem on your hands. Gutters are designed to allow water to flow off the roof and away from your home.
When the gutters are clogged, the water will instead pool on your roof where it can damage the shingles and the under-layers of the roof, which can eventually lead to a leak. If you can do so safely, climb on the roof and clean the gutters and if you can't, hire a professional.
Clean The Roof
During the intense heat of summer, the last place you want to be is on top of your roof. For this reason, now is an excellent time to get up there and clean your roof. Fungal growths like moss and algae don't just look terrible, they can also be damaging. If you have an asphalt shingle roof, these growths can lock in moisture atop of the shingles.
This moisture can break down the shingles and at the very least, accelerate its rate of wear. Simply cleaning the growth can eliminate the problem. Similar to the gutters, only attempt to perform this task if you can do so safely.
Have It Replaced
If you know it's about time to have your roof replaced, this is a good time to go ahead and do so. If you wait until summer, you should expect the project to last longer than normal. First, summer is a busy season for roofing contractors, meaning you may have to wait longer to get a contractor out to your home to begin the project.
Second, roofing contractors are human and when the humidity and temperature levels skyrocket, this will limit the amount of time they are able to safely work each day, which will again extend the time it takes for completion. If your roof is in dire need of repair, time is not on your side.
Make sure you are paying attention to your roof before summer begins. You'll have less stress and more time to enjoy the beautiful weather.
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18 May 2017
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