How to Maintain Your Roof During the Summer
Summertime can be pretty challenging for your roof. While the hot sun is one of the biggest problems, there are also heavy rains, high winds, and hail damage that can potentially endanger the integrity of your roof.
As the days become hotter, it would be great to take precautionary measures to ensure you prepare your home for the rest of the seasons. At Champion Roofing, we take pride in providing residential and commercial clients with valuable advice regarding the safety, maintenance, and protection of their roofing solutions.
Since the roof is one of the most critical aspects of your home, the following tips will help you get ahead of your roof maintenance and ensure maximum protection and safety. Read on to find out the best ways to maintain the integrity of your roof during the hot summer days.
Check for algae, moss, and mold
Summer isn’t only about the unbearable heat; there is also humidity and rain to worry about. Both conditions can be devastating to your roofing as they encourage moss and algae growth. Over time, algae can lead to roof decay and eat away your shingles. If not correctly taken care of, algae can damage both your gutters and roof.
On the other hand, if your roof collects moss, it can also cause your shingles to crack and curl. Moss buildup can also damage the roof deck and create buildup under the shingles by blocking water. If left untreated, these problems can cause more damage over time. Check your roof often to make sure there are no mold, moss, or algae.
Check your attic
During the summer, your roof picks up the heat at a rapid pace. It can heat up to over 150 degrees. The more it absorbs heat from the sun, the more it radiates into your attic air. If your ventilation in the attic is poor, the heat buildup can have a devastating impact on your roofing and can also shorten the lifespan of your roof.
The heat can cause your roof to start leaking due to curled and cracked shingles. Because of all this, your attic insulation is crucial for keeping moisture and heat out during the summer.
Replace missing shingles
Many people think that replacing shingles is easy to do, but it isn’t. Using the wrong nails or placing new shingles over old ones can cause more damage. If you make a bad choice when picking shingles, they can help develop algae and mold, gather moss, or even crack and fade your roofing.
On the other hand, people also make a mistake when trying to fix their roofing on their own. They think that small patchwork repairs will be enough, but the truth is that these repairs can actually impact the overall safety and durability of your roof — this is the biggest reason why you should consider leaving the repairs to professionals.
Champion Roofing employs a team of insured, bonded and fully licensed roofers who have all the experience and tools to ensure the safety and durability of your roofing installation.
Hire professionals to inspect your roof thoroughly
One of the most effective ways to avoid paying for hefty roof repairs is to hire professionals to thoroughly inspect your roof and give their assessment of its condition. Roofs can be both complex and dangerous.
Without proper materials, expertise, and equipment, you can risk causing more damage to your roof or even injuring yourself or your loved ones during the process. At Champion Roofing, we do free estimates that you can count on at any time. Since your roof is one of your most important assets, give us a call and have our specialists assess the situation and develop the best course of action.
A professional roof inspection can help prevent issues from escalating beyond repair and help homeowners save time, effort, and money. Contact us today and let our team take care of your roofing needs.