Summer Roof Maintenance Tips

The summer is the perfect time to catch up on your home maintenance. The warm weather gives you the opportunity to check-up on parts of your home that you wouldn’t usually check in the winter. This summer, make sure you are paying close attention to your roof during your at-home maintenance.

As you begin to take a closer look at your roof, follow these roofing tips!

How to Properly Inspect Your Roof for Damage

Inspect and Clean Your Gutters and Downspouts 

Your gutters and downspouts are a key player in your drainage system. Together, they help control the flow of water back to the ground after a rain shower. The dynamic duo helps keep your home safe by protecting your roof and foundation by leading water to the ground.  

If your gutters start collecting, leaves, sticks, and other debris, they can clog, leading to a leaky roof. Because summer usually comes with some heavy rainfalls, it’s important to fix up your gutters as soon as possible.

Complete a Basic Roof Inspection 

After you’ve finished checking the gutters, it’s time to do an overall inspection of your roof. It’s worth noting that a broken shingle or a loose bolt can also cause water to leak into your home. To prevent this, you’ll want to look for any cupping or curling shingles as you inspect your roof. Sometimes, they’re not always easy to see, so if notice signs of leaking in the house, but don’t know where they are coming from, it’s still best to contact a professional roofing company for assistance. 

Check on The Flashing 

Over time, the metal strips around your roof may begin to crack or loosen. The flashing is another preventative that’s used to help prevent water from entering roof penetrations. If you notice that any of your flashings are damaged, you should replace them right away.

Clean Up The Appearance of Your Roof 

Moss, mold, and algae can all grow on your roof. If it gets too out of hand, this can negatively affect your home’s roofing and poorly represent your home’s appearance. Plus, too much buildup can cause your roof to rot if it’s not taken care of properly.

Contact a Professional Roofing Company 

If you need affordable, professional roofing services that will keep your roof in excellent condition all year long, don’t forget to contact Roof Smith. We want to keep your roof safe. Set up a free consultation with us today! 

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