Maintaining A Roof Through Summer Months

One of the best ways to make sure your roof is maintained, is regular maintenance throughout the year. It might sound obvious, but checking the roof, making small repairs and clearing it regularly will make it much easier to maintain during summer.

Although, it is in summer that we get warmer weather and longer days. This can allow the majority of home improvement projects to be done using this seasonal advantage. Which ever time frame you chose, be sure the job is done right with these extra tips:

  • Walk around your house to get a good view of your roof and notice any signs of wear and damage to shingles, gutters, soffit, fascia, flashing, chimney, vents.
  • Check that gutters and downspouts are free of debris and able to flow the rain away from your house.
  • Clean off any debris and fungal growth on your roof.
  • Trim any overgrown trees that are touching or close to your roof to prevent them from damaging shingles or other roofing materials and to prevent animals from having easy access to your roof where they can cause damage.