Preparing your roof for the summertime is an important job that all homeowners need to complete. During the summer months, your roofing system is exposed to extreme heat conditions, and the sun’s UV rays are at an all-time high.
Your roof may also have taken quite a knock during the winter and spring storm season. Therefore it’s best to prep your roof for the coming summer months so that it can function optimally.
These are some summer roofing tips to help your roof survive the sunny season.
The only way to determine how your roof fared against the stormy weather is by having your roof inspected by a professional roofer. Your roofer will determine what needs to be repaired, what needs to be replaced, and which parts survived the winter.
You may be thinking that you can simply inspect your roof without having to pay someone to do it. However, there are some things that only a trained roofing eye will be able to pick up.
Winter winds often bring with them significant debris, which is usually deposited on your roofing system. This debris can block your gutters, harbor pests as well as place considerable strain on your roofing system. If this debris is made up of dried leaves and twigs, you may even risk a small fire on your roof.
It’s essential to remove the debris from your roof so that it not only functions better but looks so much better as well. There’s nothing that deteriorates your curb appeal quite like a dirty roof.
Replace Missing Shingles
Your roof may end up losing some shingles to the stormy season. This leaves gaps in your roofing system, which is not only unsightly but exposes your home to the elements. The sun’s rays can now dry out your shingles, causing them to curl, crack and break.
Replacing the missing shingles is essential to maintain complete roofing and home protection. And what better way to give your home a facelift for the new season than by installing new shingles.
You can give your roofing system a brand new look and feel with a high-quality roof coating. Roof coatings help to protect your roof from the sun’s harmful UV rays; it prevents water from penetrating your roof as well as increases its reflectivity rate. Roof coatings are available in a wide variety of colors, so you can paint your roof in just about any color you desire.
For summer roofing tips, please don’t hesitate to call Rhoden Roofing.