Ways To Prepare Your Roof For The Summer Heat
Summer…our favorite season of the year! We are already starting to see temperatures in the 80’s and it’s not even May yet, so needless to say we are probably in for another hot summer. While our minds may be focused on cookouts, family gatherings and vacations, we still need to keep our home in mind. Now, we aren’t saying to spend all of your time mowing your grass or checking your HVAC system, but we also aren’t saying to completely ignore everything. Now is the perfect time of year to give your home a good look over and figure out what you need to do to prepare for the summer ahead. As always, Carolina Custom Contractors is here to help you keep your roof in the best shape as we move into the warmer months. Continue reading to learn how to prepare your roof for the summer heat.
Clean Out Your Gutters
Your gutters are a vital function to the exterior of your home and help keep your roof protected. However, gutters cannot do so when they are clogged with debris. We recommend cleaning out any twigs, debris, rocks, leaves, branches, etc. that have been collecting over the past few months. It’s vital that your gutters are clear to allow rain water to flow freely through them and not collect, which can cause them to be weighed down and tear away from your home. If you do not feel comfortable doing this yourself, please call a local professional like Carolina Custom Contractors to help.
Check For Loose or Missing Tiles/Shingles
It’s not secret that we have experienced several hurricanes over the past few years. You may not have noticed after the fact, but there’s a good chance that a few tiles/shingles have become loose. Temperature changes can expedite this issue as well. This can cause the underlayer of your roof to be exposed, thus revealing prime spots for leaks to occur. Water damage can lead to mold and mildew growth and could bring a ton of unwanted issues to the table. If you feel comfortable doing so, carefully walk your roof and inspect it. If not, give CCC a call.
If you do not have the want, the ability or the resources to check out your roof yourself, let a local roofing professional like Carolina Custom Contractors take care of you. A thorough roofing inspection will let you know for sure if your roof is good to go or if it needs some work. This is the best way to prepare your roof for the summer months ahead.