A typical roof will last for many years as long as you are good about maintenance and upkeep. It’s important to check your roof for any potential problems every spring. If for some reason, it is something that you haven’t gotten around to do yet this year, it should be added to your summer to-do list.
Make sure you do roof maintenance sooner rather than later. You don’t want to get stuck fixing things once the winter weather hits your area.
Continue reading to learn what type of roofing maintenance needs to be done by the end of the summer.
1. Have a Professional Inspection Done
If it’s been a few years since you’ve had a new roof installed or since you’ve done any repairs, you will need to get someone out to identify the potential problem areas and make repairs to your roof.
Hire the roofer pros at Detailed Roofer & Construction to perform a free 10-point inspection on your roof to find any issues that you might’ve overlooked. This will help you plan for the future and be prepared when it comes to any problems that might arise.
2. Clean Out the Gutters
It’s important to clear your home’s gutters and downspout of debris. Any debris buildup can cause issues with overflow and flooding into the attic. While you are freeing the gutter of debris, make sure you are getting the buildup from around any skylight windows and upper story windows.
3. Seal Off Any Problem Areas
Pests may be able to gain access to your home if you don’t keep an eye on any holes or gaps in the roof. Squirrels, birds, and other small animals are likely to make a home in your roof if you aren’t careful. Identify any problem areas and seal them off as soon as possible.
4. Check Your Shingles
When your shingles become damaged, the quality of your roof becomes compromised. It is important to get up there and make sure they are all still attached and whole so that you avoid any leaks or moisture getting inside. This can mean bad news for the wood structure below the shingles.
5. Inspect Your Ventilation System
Check to make sure all vents on the roof or under the soffit are clear of debris. Make sure that they are all running properly. Confirm that the roof is not leaking into the attic. Examine the insulation to make sure that it is still in place and free of mold and mildew.
It’s important to keep an eye on your roof. It’s even more important to get up on the roof to inspect it at least once a year. A newer roof might be able to go about 2 years between maintenance beyond the seasonal gutter cleaning.
Doing roof work by yourself can be dangerous if don’t have the proper training. Hire an expert to perform roofing maintenance for you. Contact us today to get started.