Helping Your Roof Endure Summer
Your roof endures a lot throughout the seasons. And the summer is no exception, where we see summer storms and humidity, which can cause significant problems for your roof. During the summer, it’s essential to check and perform maintenance on these three areas around your house. Remember, your roof will last much longer with regular roof maintenance and repairs!
Below are 3 roof maintenance checklists to do this summer.
Inspect Shingles and Repair Flashing
During the summer, your roofing materials will expand and contract with different temperatures and weather conditions. This can cause shingle displacement and brittleness, especially in roofs over 15 years old. Look for broken shingles or any spacing between shingles. Also, take a look at the flashing around your chimney or vents. Caulk around these areas usually fails before your shingles do. Additionally, mold and mildew thrive in warm and damp summer conditions.
Analyze Roof Insulation and Attic Ventilation
Homeowners usually associate insulation with staying warm in the winter. But insulation is just as integral to keeping your home cool during the summer. Check local regulations to ensure your home has the right amount of insulation and make sure your insulation hasn’t gotten damp from humidity or leaks.
Check the Eaves
Look at the underside of your eaves – the part of the roof that hangs over the rest of your home. This overhang is a common spot for bugs to build their nests or hives. Sometimes nests are harmless, but you will definitely want to remove hives. Stinging insects tend to build on the underside of eaves, so be cautious and call an exterminator if you see signs of dangerous insects. You may also see insect damage in your siding, which should be repaired as soon as possible to avoid moisture getting into your home.
For quality roof maintenance, hire Afrim Roofing of Scotch Plains. We provide roofing services in Scotch Plains, NJ. Give us a call at (908) 445-6665 for more details.