Summer is right around the corner and each season bring a new challenge when it comes to your roofing and the summer is no different. The hot sun beats down on your roof all summer long and can really impact the lifespan of your roof. But don’t worry, there some summer maintenance tips you can keep in mind to help keep your roof in great condition all summer long.
Always check your gutters & Spouts: No matter what season it is it is important to check your gutters and downspouts for blockage. If your spouts aren’t cleaned out there could be blockages which will prevent water from freely flowing and could result in water damage.
Check for missing shingles: When doing preventative roof maintenance always check for missing shingles and other things of this nature. Missing shingles can prevent your home from cooling properly which can be a real problem during the long summer months.
Take photos: If you notice and signs of damage on your roof take photos. It’s always good to have before and after photos taken, this way you can take care of changes as they occur. Or if you have any questions you can show the photos to us and we can give you recommended fixes.
Keep on top of mold: Mold can grow in the damp humid season of summer so it is important to stay on top of mold so it doesn’t grow and create a problem for your roof. If you feel that mold might be developing call us right away so we can confirm and let you know the next steps to take.
Block the pathway of Squirrels and other creatures: Small creatures can do a lot of damage to your roof especially during the summer when they are out and about. Make sure to block the pathways of these critters so that cannot access your roof and cause damage.
All of these steps can help keep your roof in proper conditions during the dog days of summer. But even the smallest damage can cause issues to your entire roofing system. If you suspect damage to your roof, contact the professionals at Robbins Roofing.