Summer is fast approaching and the hot days and high humidity mean summer storms are a possibility. Our Marin County roofing company ARS Roofing is going to outline the many ways that you can prepare your home for the season and minimize the chances of your roof being damaged.
Most roof inspections will require you to get onto the roof – just make sure you always wear the proper safety attire. Sometimes though, a quick visual inspection (which should occur every six months) is all you need to detect potential issues. Always be sure that your roof gets regular maintenance and inspections to catch small issues before they turn into more serious damage.
Look out for:
- Visible damage like missing granules and shingles
- Leaks, damage, missing parts, and cracks
- Water spots on the inside of your home’s roof
Clean Your Gutters
Regular gutter cleaning will ensure that leaves and debris don’t block the flow of water away from your roof. Although wet leaves and debris might not cause visible damage to singles or the outer layer of your roof, it can lead to deterioration of the under layers.
Trim the Foliage
Always keep on top of trimming branches and other kinds of foliage around your house to keep gutters clean. This prevents damage stemming from large limbs that are thrown onto your roof during storms. Broken and fallen limbs can lead to cracks in the roof and deterioration due to added weight.
Stay on Top of Repairs
Take note of any issues that you notice on your roof and fix them as soon as possible. Staying on top of problems and repairing them as early as you can, will significantly increase the longevity of your roof by minimizing damages. If you’re unsure whether or not you should fix a problem with a roof yourself, contact our team for professional help.
ARS Roofing in Marin County aims to provide you with the most exceptional customer service and comprehensive services. We treat each roof as if it were our own and strive to provide the highest quality, no matter what the job. For more information or further questions, contact us today.