The hot summer months are among us, this time of year the sun’s heat is on your roof and the summer weather which brings heavy rain, strong winds, and sometimes even hail ! This means that proper roof maintenance is essential for your home’s health this summer! Interested in learning a bit about the roof maintenance you should be performing? Keep reading below for more information!
The summer months bring rain and humidity with them, unfortunately. These two conditions can lead to algae growth. Algae can eat away at your shingles and lead to roof decay over time. Algae can also be found in gutters. Moss can also lead to roofing damage, making shingles curl and crack. Lastly, we all know how bad mold is, check for mold on your roof regularly! If you happen to see moss, algae, or mold on your roof,
Next on the list, you will need to keep an eye on another important piece of your roofing system, your gutters. Paying attention to your gutters is critical in preventing damage to your home! Cleaning your gutters regularly in the summer is important since there are many things that can clog your gutters and drains such as leaves, dirt, birds nests, etc. If your gutters are clogged, water will accumulate on your roof and can lead to mold growth and decay! Making sure your gutters are in good repair is essential for the health of your roof. Be sure to keep an eye on your this summer season!
If there is any damage to your roof such as missing shingles, that is something you want to repair ASAP! The shingles protect your home’s roof so you want to make sure they’re in good repair. When replacing missing shingles, you want to make sure you’re using the right shingles for your roof. Using the wrong shingles can lead to further roof damage! It is best when you find missing shingles on your roof to hire professionals to come and inspect and repair your roof!
The summer months is the perfect time to get a roof inspection! Hiring professionals for the job is the best choice rather than doing it yourself, roofing projects can be complex and dangerous. A roof inspection can reveal damages or issues that you might not have known about. If you’re not getting regular roof inspections, problems can develop in the future. This is one of, if not the most important item on your summer maintenance list! Roof inspections are a critical part of roof maintenance!
If you’re ready to replace your roof this summer, our team at Oceanside Exteriors has you covered! You can contact our team today by calling us at (207) 310-7659 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roofing needs!