Summer is just around the corner. That means the weather is about to get even hotter. Right now is the best time to get your roof ready to take the heat. Summer can create all types of problems for a homeowner. Summer-related roof issues are difficult to deal with, time consuming, and can actually affect the entire home. That's why we think you should check out these tips for getting your home's roof ready for fun in the sun:
1. Don't Discount the Human Eye
Sometimes problem areas can simply be spotted from the ground or with binoculars. Scan the roof to see if anything stands out.
2. Check for Lingering Impairment
Check for any kind of metal stripping or damage from the winter months. During summer months, a roof can heat up to extremely high temperatures. That means it can be dangerous to stand on or be on. This makes fixing roof issues an even more time consuming job. Take advantage of the mild weather and fix these issues before the heat hits the hardest.
3. Check Your Gutters
Clear out the gutters and get rid of anything that may have accumulated during the Spring (such as bird nests and other foliage). Cleaning the gutters is not just for the fall. Not only will cleaning the gutters help with the runoff from summer storms, it will also help keep the structure of a home intact.
4. Check Your Shingles
Check for missing shingles. Missing shingles can impact how efficiently a home can keep itself cool. Missing shingles can also let heat into the attic of a home. This creates inefficient attic ventilation that can cause energy costs to rise, and the residence to sweat. If an attic is not ventilating properly, a toll is taken on the air conditioning in a home— causing the system to work harder due to the hot air trapped inside.
Summer may be hot, but it doesn't have to get the best of a home's roof. Fixing problems now can help keep costs down later. To fix any existing problems or to get a free roof analysis, contact Findlay Roofing before temperatures rise.