As the summertime brings warmer weather and longer days, it is an ideal time to assess and perform maintenance on your roof. Regular maintenance ensures the longevity and performance of your roof while preventing potential issues from springing up.
Secure Restoration offers roofing and water damage restoration in Hendersonville, NC. Below is a summertime roofing maintenance checklist to assist you keep your roof in top shape.
Have the Roof Inspected Thoroughly
Begin by visually inspecting your roof for any signs of damage or wear. Look for cracked or missing shingles, loose or damaged flashing, or other visible issues. Please pay attention to areas around vents, chimneys, and skylights, as they are prone to leaks that may need the immediate attention of a water damage restoration company.
Clear Away Debris
Remove any leaves, branches, or debris that may have accumulated on the roof. Debris can hold moisture, which can result in rot and eventually cause damage to the roofing materials. Water damage cleanup on the roof also helps prevent clogged gutters and downspouts.
Clean Gutters and Downspouts
Clear out debris from the gutters and downspouts to ensure proper water flow. Clogged gutters can result in water backing up onto the roof, causing damage and potential leaks. Consider installing gutter guards to prevent debris buildup.
Trim Overhanging Branches
Lastly, make sure to trim back any tree branches that hang over your roof. Overhanging branches can scrape against the roof, damaging the shingles and providing easy access to pests.
Safety should always be a priority when inspecting or performing maintenance on your roof. For the best results, it’s best to seek professional help. Contact us today at Secure Restoration to schedule a comprehensive roof inspection and maintenance service!