4 Home Roof Maintenance Tips
Summer is in full gear and the sun is hotter than ever. The blazing sun can damage more than you can imagine; your roof is important and keeping it in the best shape possible during the summer months can help you avoid having to pay a lot of money for repairs in the future. There are a few things we can do to prepare our homes for the season. These tips will help you keep your cool, as the temperature rises.
PREP YOUR ATTIC
Your attic is largely overlooked but is a focal point for keeping your home cool during these summer months. Did you know your attic can reach up to 150 degrees during the summer? Yep. And, that heat above you can rob you of your cool air conditioning if it’s not properly insulated and maintained. It’s a must to inspect things like moisture in the plywood in your attic. As we know in the northwest; moisture can lead to mold. How about those exhaust fans from your kitchen and bathrooms? These, if improperly installed, can be a big contributor to the moisture buildup in your attic, ultimately causing costly repairs.
Correcting improperly-installed vent pipes can not only reduce moisture, it can also reduce heat build-up in your attic. Rerouting pipes or ductwork are easy fixes for this issue. However, improper ventilation isn’t the only issue. Here are some tips to help make sure your attic and roof are ready for the summer season.
CLEAN YOUR GUTTERS
If you want to avoid this step (and let’s face it, we can’t blame you), consider allowing us to install gutter guards. At a minimal cost to you, we can install Shur Flo gutter guards to protect you from the upcoming leaf storm in a couple months.
CHECK FOR MISSING SHINGLES OR TILES
Winter weather can cause shingles or tiles to come loose and fall off, leaving the underbelly of your roof completely exposed. These areas are hotbeds for leaks, which can cause further damage to your roof and your home, including causing mold and mildew. When summer begins, take moment to visually inspect your roof and see if you can locate any spots where shingles are missing or warped, or if any tiles are cracked or missing.
If you notice any of these locations, call us to schedule a repair. Even though it may not rain anytime soon, damaged tiles or shingles can leave certain parts of your roof open to abuse from the sun and heat, and the high winds can loosen other tiles or shingles around this gap, causing them to become damaged. Getting it repaired as quickly as possible can restore your roof’s integrity and prevent the issue from becoming worse.
GET AN INSPECTION
Do you need to schedule a roof inspection? Look no further than the professionals at JCF Construction! Our roofers are dedicated to helping you protect your home or business with a high-quality roof built by highly-trained and experienced professionals. We believe your complete satisfaction is the most important part of any job we take, and we strive to achieve the highest standards of excellence by providing superb workmanship and materials at competitive prices. Trust your roof to a company that has earned a multitude of prestigious awards and certifications. Check out our reviews also.