Simple Ways to Get Your Roof Ready for Summer
The dog days are right around the corner, which means now is the best time to get your roof ready for the summer season. While summer may not have as big of an impact on your roofing system as the winter months, it’s important to keep in mind that high temperatures, direct sunlight, and high humidity can still take a toll on your roof.
That said, to make sure you’re prepared, here are a couple of things you can do to ready your roof for the summer sunshine.
Have your roof serviced
It’s typically recommended to have your roof serviced at least twice a year: once during the spring and once during the fall. If you haven’t contacted a certified roofing contractor to service your roof yet this year, it’s time to do it now. The reason for this is because the summer weather can exacerbate any roofing damage your home may have suffered during the winter months.
Cracked shingles, for instance, can break off in the summer heat, leaving your roof’s insulation exposed to the elements. Contacting a certified roofing contractor to maintain and repair your roof now rather than later will help to keep small problems from becoming major disasters. With proper maintenance, an asphalt roof can protect your home for up to 15 years.
Clean your gutters
Your home’s gutter system is an important part of your roof. It helps to keep water, snow, and ice from soaking into your roofing shingles and insulation throughout the year. However, your gutters only perform well if they’re maintained well.
While April showers bring May flowers, summer thunderstorms can wreak havoc on your gutters, too. Make sure these storms and high winds aren’t kicking up dirt, debris, leaves, twigs, branches, or small rocks into your gutters where the weight of the debris can weigh them down. Debris can not only pull your gutters from your roof but it can also cause clogs. Clogged gutters allow rainwater to back up onto your roof where it can cause leaks, siding damage, and mold growth. That said, be sure to keep your gutters clear this season.
Do you need roofing help this summer? Whether you need a maintenance check, roofing repair, or roof installation, Paramount Roofing has you covered. Contact us today for more information or to learn more about what you can do to keep your roof in great shape this season.