Summer heat and humidity can be hard on your roof. Here’s how you can take care of your roof this summer.
Take Care of Your Attic
Your attic is out of sight, out of mind. However, the best thing you can do for your roof is actually to take care of your attic. Why? An overheated attic can shorten the lifespan of your roof by causing shingle damage. Who your attic runs hot, it can also send your utility bills skyrocketing. Your air conditioner needs to work harder to cool off a home when the attic acts as a heat trap.
If your attic needs ventilation or insulation, get the work done before temperatures climb. You’ll be more comfortable and also save money during the summer.
Watch for Roof Damage
Throughout the year, keep an eye on the roof. Roof damage compounds if it is not fixed, so as soon as you notice a problem, get it repaired to conserve money and preserve your roof.
Common problems to look for include missing shingles, warped shingles, or shingles losing granules. Our roofing technicians can replace missing shingles or worn-out shingles. If you delay repair, on the other hand, you could wind up with an expensive roof leak or mold and mildew problems.
If your house has full sun exposure, you may notice roofing materials aging faster than on a shaded roof due to sun exposure.
Clean Gutters and Downspouts
When summer storms roll in, you want the water to drain off the roof. In order for it to move along, the gutters need to be free of debris. Have your gutters cleaned during the spring, so they can protect your roof during summer. If heavy winds or storms cause branches to fall, the gutters may need an additional cleaning in summer.
If your gutters clog often, consider joining our Overhead Care Club. Members receive complimentary gutter cleaning twice annually, as well as other perks.
One simple tip to keep your gutters free of debris is to trim back trees that overhang the house. Not only could large trees could cause structural damage if a branch breaks and falls on the roof, but small twigs and leaves can litter the roof and gutters with debris.