Consider these Tips on Roof Maintenance for the Summer
Roof repairs are the most costly home improvement jobs for homeowners. The good news is, you can help prevent costly repairs. Getting your roof checked and maintained annually will help keep your roof in good shape. The best times of year to get a roof inspected is during the summer.
Just a few important summer roof maintenance tips to consider:
Remove Hanging Tree Limbs on the Roof
Get rid of any tree limbs that are growing close to the roof – this could cause damage to the protective coating of the roof.
Dark Spots and Signs of Leaking on the Ceiling
Have you noticed any dark spots or signs of leaking in your ceiling? Don’t ignore the signs by attempting to cover it up with extra coats of paint. Ignoring the signs will only cause the problem to get worse. It’s better to spending some money to do roof maintenance than spending money on expensive roof repairs that could have been prevented. Also, if you have noticed mold or dampness in your attic, you might want to get your roof inspected as well.
Weakened Spots Caused By Pests
Check for weakened spots on your roof, this type of damage is often caused by pests. You don’t want to neglect this step because it can cause direct access to your house for pests. There is nothing more disturbing than discovering a squirrel, raccoon or other unwanted pest has entered your home. Insect infestation is another important thing to check for. Signs of potential infestation are rotted spots, soft spots or insect feces on your roof.
More important roof maintenance tips
Here are a few more important roof maintenance tips to consider:
- Get your gutters cleaned out during the warm months and during the fall season.
- Make sure the brackets holding the gutters are in place. Check to see if there are any gaps or breaks at the seams.
- Check for algae or fungus growth on the roof.
- Inspect your roof for leaves, debris or ice damage.
If you suspect any damage from mother nature, contact us today for an inspection or call 0123798687 or 0732708270.
Roof maintenance as part of home improvement is often placed on the back burner. Make sure you hire a professional, to inspect your roof annually. Proper roof inspection will ensure the signs of damage are caught before they amount to costly repairs in the future.