Summertime Roof Maintenance Tips
At Innovative Roofing, we talk about how important it is to regularly inspect your roof. Early detection of leaks can literally prevent headaches . As water gets into your home, mold starts to grow which can cause a multitude of health issues. The stress of locating leaks and paying repair bills can cause headaches, too. So, if you check your roof regularly, you can intercept problems early before they get too big and too expensive. Here are a some important things to look for this summer:
Inspect Roof Shingles Closely
The shingles that line your roof are the first line of defense. Damaged or missing shingles mean a leaky roof. If shingles are lifting up, it is easier for water to get into the underlayment and into the house. Water and wind from storms beat down on the roof and wear away the grit of the asphalt shingles diminishing their effectiveness.
Not all damaged shingles will be visibly lifting up, but that’s not the only sign. Torn shingles and shingle creases are two other common signs that those shingles need to be replaced. Innovative Roofing knows that not all roofs need a replacement. Instead, many problems, like shingle replacement, can and should be repaired before the problem turns into a leak.
Inspect Roof Flashing
Roof flashing is made usually from rust-resistant metal, and it is placed around skylights, chimneys, and vents to create a barrier between the roof and the inside. It also runs along the valleys and crevices of the roof to direct water. Caulk is used to create a seal, and this caulk could wear over time.
Observing the points of contact on your roof with flashing is another way to spot problems before they start. Summer heat can make the caulk to swell and contract over time which wears it away. If you do notice worn out caulking or leaks, call Innovative Roofing as soon as possible. We offer 24/7 emergency roof repair and inspections. Taking care of the problem before it gets worse could save you a lot of money .
Check Your Drains And Gutters
Clogged drains and gutters can create an amount of problems. Water overflow could accumulate around your home causing erosion at the base. Also, leaves and debris in the gutter are great places for pests to hide. But for your roof, it could cause the shingles to rot and leaks inside your home leading to bigger problems like mold.
While this is a summer tip, it is a good idea to clean the gutters every month.
Get A Free Roofing Quote From Innovative Roofing Today
If you notice any damage after you’ve done your inspection, or if something doesn’t look right, call us right away. Our expert team has the experience to perform roof repairs and roof maintenance that will save you from unexpected costs. Send us message online or call us 24/7 at (402) 512-4200.