When summer heat strikes, and it looks like this summer is going to be seeing some record highs here in Washington,DC, one of the main parts of your home that will take the hardest hit from the extreme weather conditions is your roof. Most, especially after the winter season going into the summer season. Winter weather can cause some pretty serious damage to your roof. By not checking base and having some of that damage repaired, you could potentially be looking at a serious (and expensive) problem on your hands.
The summertime is the perfect time of year to do your roof maintenance, simply because the weather is ideal and as well you will not have to fight winter conditions to get it done.
The materials of your roof are the most at-risk from damage caused by winter weather. If you do not utilize the summer months to do some roofing maintenance, you could wind up with an expensive situation on your hands.
There are many aspects of roofing maintenance that you need to perform in the summertime. Here are a few of the top suggestions:
While the gutters on your roof were installed to help with rain run-off and to avoid any flooding around the foundation of your home, it is just as important to make sure that your rain gutters are maintained in the summer months as it is the other months of the year. In fact, during the summertime your rain gutters could attract some serious damage to your roof. During the winter months, your rain gutters fill with sticks, leaves, and debris. And, in the summertime when that material dries out, it will begin composting and attracting pests. Pest in your gutters equals pest in your roof and home. Best to maintain your gutters and avoid the extra cost of having to get a pest control professional to rid your home of unwanted "guests".
Your roof has a ventilation system that helps to release the heat from the attic and roofing materials. However, during the winter months your ventilation system can become damaged and even develop obstructions like animal nests. Use the summer months to inspect your ventilation system and make sure it is properly working. Also, double-check your power bills to make sure your home is as energy-efficient as usual.
Summertime is here and that means any damage or issue that was caused to your roof during the winter/spring months, could quickly escalate. Use these few weeks before the heat really begins to build, to have a professional like Boyd Construction Co Inc, inspect your roof and make sure that everything is in good shape.
Have any questions or potential roofing issues? Boyd Construction Co Inc is ready and available to provide a free estimate. Contact us today to set up your free evaluation.
Boyd Construction Co
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