Summer is the ideal time to complete any required roofing work on your home. The weather is warm and most people will have completed any much-needed work during the busy spring season. Spring is the time when many discover leaks and other roof problems. With the spring almost over and the summer about to begin, it’s the ideal time for summer maintenance work, as many of the leading companies have an open schedule. In this post, we’ll outline five residential roofing maintenance tips.
- Check for Signs of Damage Around Your Home
You might be surprised at the number of homeowners that simply don’t notice a repair issue on their roof until the problem beings to affect the interior of the home. Broken shingles and cracks within guttering spaces can quickly cause problems such as flooding in the home. This means it’s important for you to begin the summer season by conducting a walk-around of your roofing areas. Carefully use a ladder to reach the roof. Then review all areas to check for cracks and small missing pieces within the tiling. For those uncomfortable with this process, or unable to use a ladder safely, speak with a local residential roofing expert at the earliest opportunity.
- Clean All Gutters and Drains
With the warm weather arriving and rain season slowing down and coming to a halt, it’s now time to clean your home gutter and drains. Small items such as leaves and twigs can collect within your guttering area. This can lead to a blockage within the water flow around your home, causing water potentially to backup into the property and surrounding exterior areas. When cleaning guttering spaces, check for the accumulation of shingle material, as this could signal that your home roof requires the urgent attention of an expert.
- Check Your Home’s Ventilation
Proper ventilation is critical in protecting your home roofing system and ensuring the entire structure performs optimally over the long-term. When assessing your ventilation system, it’s important to analyze home cooling bills on a month-to-month basis. Rising costs could indicate an inefficient home roofing ventilation system. It might also indicate that there are problems within the insulation of your home roof. It’s the reason it’s so important to work with a residential roofing specialist to analyze your home ventilation system this summer. It could help you save money on both your future roofing costs and your home cooling expenditure.
Expert residential teams can help you ensure your roof remains in ideal condition for the summer months and for many years to come. To learn further summer maintenance tips for your roofing system, contact our experts here at ARS Roofing directly at (707) 584-5900.