Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Roof

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With summer comes warm sunshine, rain, and many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. It is also a great time to ensure that your roof is in good condition. Aside from the rain and wind, the summer heat offers its own set of challenges. Here are some tips to use as you go about maintaining your roof:

Gutter checks

Check your gutters for any debris buildup and blockages. Leaves can clutter, blocking gutters and downspouts, obstructing water flow and drainage efficiency. If left unchecked, it can also cause the gutter to separate from the roof. Check your gutters after major wind and storms.

Moss and Algae

Look for any signs of moss and algae.  Although these do not typically pose immediate danger to your roof, they tend to be unsightly and lower the curb appeal of your home.

Shingles inspection

Cracking, sagging, or missing shingles can indicate an old or failing roofing system. Spotting any damage early in advance can save you problems with roof leakage and water seepage when the rainy season starts.

Ventilation

An attic’s ventilation is an important component to the overall health of your roofing system – and the energy efficiency of your home. Without proper ventilation, heat cannot dissipate properly and moisture can build up and eventually lessen the duration of your roof’s utility.

Cracks

Cracks can indicate that your three tab or architectural shingles are nearing the end of their lifespan. They can also be a sign of warped sheathing underneath. Ensure that no opening exist for small rodents and animals; if allowed to enter the sealing, they could damage the wood and panels or even nest in your attic.

Our team at A1 Property Services is always ready to help our clients with their roofing concerns. For help with your shingle roofing system – architectural shingles, metal, tile, slate, or low-slope roofing – please contact us today.

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