With the winter and spring months firmly behind us at this point, it means that summer is just right around the corner, and that means a lot of things. It means more time to spend with the family, more time outdoors, trips to the pool, family vacations, and any number of other activities that you and your family can go out and enjoy together in the sun. Summer also means that the rough winter weather and the spring showers are finally behind us, and most homeowners tend to think that their home’s roof is finally going to get a little bit of a break. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case.
Summertime brings with it a whole host of different risks to your home’s roofing, and it pays to be aware of them. Your roof is one of the biggest investments on your home you are ever going to make, and you want to be sure that it stays in the kind of condition you can count on to protect you and your family for a long time to come. From direct exposure to glaring sunlight at all times, to higher temperatures, and temperature fluctuations, the summer months can be rough on your roof, and taking a little bit of time now to get your roof prepared can go a long way in making sure that it comes through the summer in good condition. To help you in this, our team of experts have taken the time to put together a short list of some of the top tips we have found over the years to help you prepare your roof for summer.
Inspect Your Roof For Damage
If your Dekalb County roof suffers any kind of damage over the course of the winter and spring, you want to be sure that you are aware of it so that you can get it fixed in a timely fashion. Making sure that your roof is in good repair going into the summer will help ensure that the rest of your home is well protected from water intrusion as the summer showers start to come in over the course of the coming months. You will want to inspect your roof for any missing or damaged shingles or tiles during this time, and it might also be beneficial to go up into your attic to look for any signs of water damage, mold, or moisture that might be the result of a problem on your rooftop.
Address Any Problems Your Inspection Turns Up
If you find any kind of issues during the course of your inspection, you will want to make sure you have a professional come in immediately to resolve the issues. Your roof can only protect your home if it isn’t damaged, but with professional help, you can have any problems on your roof sorted out in no time at all.
Clean Away Any Debris From Your Roof & Gutters
There is a great deal of debris that can accumulate on your roof over the course of the winter and spring, and now, before summer gets into full swing is the time to get up on your roof and make sure they are all cleared away. Any kind of debris that is allowed to sit up on your rooftop or in your gutters can cause water to back up onto your roof and potentially leak down into the other areas of your home. In addition, if water is allowed to pool in your gutters without anywhere to go, it can actually cause your gutters to collapse, leaving you with an expensive repair project, and quite possibly, further damage to your roof.
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What Homeowners Say
"I am very pleased with the service you did for me. It was done fast and a great job. I did refer you to a couple of people and you did an excellent job with them as well." -- Stacy F. - Sycamore, IL
"My roof looks great! The men did a great job. Everything was cleaned up afterwards just as you said it would be. And it was a very hard roof to work on." - Audrey, G. - Kirkland, IL
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