May 11, 2015 : Getting Your Roof Ready for the Summer

Getting Your Roof Ready for the Summer

Getting Your Roof Ready for Summer

This winter was brutal in most areas of the U.S. Many places hit record low temperatures and had enough snow and ice to keep you stuck at home. While you were keeping warm by the fire and drinking hot chocolate, did you ever stop to think to yourself, "I wonder how my roof is doing?" Probably not! Don’t worry, most people don’t think about that. However, once your roof starts to leak, it’s the only thing you can think about. In order to prevent that from happening, we put together a list of how you can get your roof ready for summer.

Inspect Your Roof

First things first. Look for anything out of the ordinary, for instance:

  • Exposed Nails
  • Detached Gutter
  • Wavy / Bagging Flashing
  • Missing Shingles
  • Excessive Buildup in Downspouts

Everything above can be signs of an aging roof, but can be easily fixed and repaired. See below.

Clean Gutters / Drains

Having clogged gutters or a drain full of debris will overflow the gutter and could eventually flow into your house. We recommend investing in the AJC Wood Handled Shing-Go Roofing Shovel to help you in this task.

Service Your HVAC

Cleaning your HVAC or changing out the filter can prevent condensation from getting into your home.

Clear Roof of Debris

Old antennas, satellites, or vents are areas where water can get in. There is no reason to have them on your roof if they are not being used!

Coat Rusted Panels, Conduit Lines & Roof

Ultraviolet rays can deteriorate your roof. Aluminum coating will cover and lengthen the life span and the rays bounce right off.

We hope these tips will help you this summer and help guide you in your winter roofing preparations every year!