Believe it or not, the hot Florida summers can damage your roof. The heat and summer storms are known for degrading roofing materials. The more damage your roof endures this summer, the earlier you will have to spend money on getting it replaced. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to help your roof withstand the sun this summer.
Check your shingles:
The shingles and tiles on your roof prevent water damage. Before those summer storms are in full force, it’s best to make sure that there are no cracks or curls on any of your shingles. If one of your shingles is damaged, it’s best to get the shingle professionally replaced by a roofer.
Inspect and clean your gutters:
The gutters on your roof also prevent water damage. Therefore, your gutters should be thoroughly cleaned in time for summer. You should also inspect your gutters. If upon inspection, you find that your gutters are damaged or clogged, it is best to have them professionally replaced. If not, the damaged gutters can cause your house to grow mold or endure structural damage.
Clean your attic:
Your attic needs to be properly ventilated and cleaned to prevent moisture and heat from damaging the structure of your home. Time to bring out the vacuum and dusters to make sure your attic is sparkling clean in time for summer.
Check for leaks:
If you notice any stains on the ceiling inside of your home, you must call a professional immediately! If you already have a leak, it will only get worse when the next storm hits which will cost you much more in the end.
Flashing is the metal borders around your roof that protect your shingles. If you see any rusting or warping on your flashing, it may be time to replace them.
Trim surrounding trees:
With storm season coming up, the last thing you want is tree branches destroying your shingles. Keeping your trees trimmed and as far as possible from your roof will prevent storm damage.
Hire a professional:
If you find yourself struggling to determine whether your roof is structurally sound or not on your own, you can always call one of our TSpark roofing experts. Any of us would be happy to inspect your roof to ensure it is in tip-top condition in time for the summer.
We hope our advice helps your roof stay structurally sound during the summer. Summer should be a time to relax and unwind. That’s why we want to ensure that your roof won’t be causing you any problems this season. It’s best to prepare and inspect your roof ahead of time before those summer storms and hot sun rays start affecting your structure.
TSpark Enterprises, headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, offers a wide range of roofing and construction services in the North Florida area. Visit our website or call (850) 766-1340 to get a free estimate and embark on your construction journey today!