Summer Checklist for Your Roof

House roof in summerSummer is peak season for roof work. There’s good weather, spring rains have passed, and homeowners will be ready for fall leaf drop and winter storms. If you are thinking of having a roofer out this summer, learn about the summer checklist for roof work.

Spotting Leaks

Leaks on a roof are tricky to spot, since water can often migrate through the roofing system. That’s why it’s important to have a professional look for roof leaks. Your roofing contractor will check the flashing, gutters, and shingles to spot leaks before they cause major damage to your home.

Evaluating Shingles

Once shingles start to decay, water will penetrate the roofing system. During a roofing inspection, workers will check the condition of your shingles. Shingles that are crumbling, cracking, or otherwise falling apart should be replaced. Your roofing contractor should warn you if any shingles need replacement and provide an estimated life span, so you can plan for roof work.

Roof Analysis

A comprehensive roofing analysis looks at all of the major areas of your roof, checking the condition of every part of the roof. At Brandstetter’s KangaRoof, we offer a 17-point roof analysis that looks critically at all aspects of the roof. If there’s anything that needs maintenance, we will fix it so your roof is as good at new. We can provide an estimate of the remaining lifespan of your roof, which helps you budget and plan for replacement.

Debris Removal

Heavy storms, winds, and rains can cause branches, leaves, and other debris to fall on the roof. During the roof inspection, your roofing contractor will remove any debris off the roof to preserve its longevity.

Attic Ventilation Analysis

If your attic has sufficient ventilation, your home will maintain a cool temperature even in the summer months. Humidity will have a way to vent out of the home. Without sufficient ventilation, your attic can breed mold and mildew from trapped humidity. The heat can also seep through the roof, damaging the shingles.

The summer roofing season is short but it’s busy, as many homeowners seek to have roof work done at this time. Reach out for an appointment!