Weather can cause a lot of problems for the roof of your home. During the summer months, you are likely to notice the problems, but they can start in winter or any time of year. Roof maintenance during the summer months is important to ensure your roof lasts for years. Here are some summer maintenance tips to ensure your roof makes it through another year:
1. Cleaning the Roof in Spring and Inspection for Winter Damage
One of the first things you want to do when spring flowers start to bloom is inspect your roof for winter damage. During the winter months, snow cover and winter weather can wear shingles and cause weak spots where leaks develop. Before the summer storms come, make sure to repair any damage and replace worn shingles to ensure your roof lasts for a few more years.
2. Regular Visual Inspection to Find Summer Storm Damage
During the summer months, your roof will be exposed to many different problems, which include wind, hail and general storm damage. It is a good idea to make a habit of visually inspecting your roof for damage, regularly throughout the summer months. When there is a severe storm that has caused damage to your area, you may want to do a more thorough inspection or contact a roofing contractor to have a professional inspect your roof for any signs of roof damage. Sometimes, damage from wind and hail may not be noticeable without getting on the roof and doing a closer inspection.
3. Fall Maintenance and Improvements to Protect Against Winter Roof Damage
As the summer ends, there are also important maintenance tasks that need to be done. First, it is important to make sure that your roof is free of fall leaves that are falling off the trees. In addition, as the weather cools, roofs can become prone to fungus like moss and lichen. Fall is a good time to thoroughly clean your roof to keep it free of fungus. Also, consider improvements to protect against winter weather that can cause ice dams and other damaging phenomenon. You can reinforce the shingles at the eaves and add insulation to the attic to protect your home from winter weather.
These are some roofing maintenance tips to ensure your roof makes it through another year. Contact a roofing contractor to get help with repairs and roof replacement to protect your home from damage that weather can cause.