Preparing Your Roof For Summer
Many of us tend to think of summer as the easiest season for home maintenance. We’re not being battered by rain or buried under snow and ice, so it’s easy to get complacent, especially about roof care. However, summertime comes with its own sets of challenges, such as scorching heat, intense sun, and pop-up storms with a wicked wind that can cause damage to even the most durable roofs. Here at Pinnacle Roofing & Restoration, we know how important it is to take extra precautions to protect your home from damage, even in warmer weather, so we’ve put together a few quick tips on how to protect your roof in the summer.
Keep your gutters clean
You know all that dirt and debris that gathers in your gutters, clogging them up and weighing them down? Most of that falls in the summer months. Dust, twigs, small rocks, leaves, and branches are easily carried on the wind and can end up in your gutter, preventing it from properly functioning. Cleaning your gutters out should be one of the first things you do to prepare for summer and something you should continue to do throughout the year as well.
If you’re not too keen on cleaning the gutters – and really, who is? – most home improvement stores carry a product called “gutter guards,” which keep debris out of your gutters and allow them to function as they should.
Look for any missing tiles or shingles
The snow, ice, and rain that comes with winter weather can cause your shingles or tiles to come loose and fall off, leaving the underbelly of your roof completely exposed to the elements. These areas are open invitations to leaks, which can cause further damage to your roof and home. Leaks can even lead to mold and mildew, which can become a health concern if left untreated.
Even when there’s no rain in sight in the extended forecast, damaged tiles or shingles can leave your roof open to abuse from the sun and heat. High winds can also loosen other tiles and shingles around any gaps, causing more damage.
As we head into summer, take a few minutes to visually inspect your roof. Check for any spots where shingles are missing or warped, or tiles are cracked or missing. If you notice any, give our team at Pinnacle Roofing & Restoration a call to schedule a free evaluation! Replacing any missing or damaged tiles and shingles will restore the integrity of your roof and keep the issue from getting worse.
Schedule an inspection
If it’s been longer than four or five years since your last roof inspection, it’s a good idea to call a professional such as Pinnacle Roofing & Restoration to perform an inspection, especially if the roof is over 20 years old. A trained roofer will be able to spot any signs of weakness that could be problematic, as well as damage you may not even realize exists. This kind of inspection will give you the option to have the problem repaired before it causes any further damage to your roof, home, or property.
Stay cool with summer roofing services in Memphis by Pinnacle Roofing & Restoration
Whether you have existing damage that needs to be repaired, or you are just looking for a routine professional roof inspection, look no further than our experienced team at Pinnacle Roofing & Restoration. We’re dedicated to keeping your roof looking great and functioning exactly as it should. We produce high-quality work and believe that your complete satisfaction is the most important part of any job we take. Don’t risk your roof this summer – call 901.438.5084 or click here to get in touch today for your free roof evaluation!