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The weather is warming up, the sun is shining, and that can only mean one thing: summer is on its way. While most people are looking forward to summer activities like swimming and barbecuing, it’s important to remember that the warm weather also brings a higher chance of roof damage. The best way to protect your home from summertime roofing issues is by following these five maintenance tips. By keeping an eye on your roof now, you can avoid costly repairs later on. So put on your sunscreen and get started!
We thought this is a great opportunity to remind you that summer is our busiest time for major roofing jobs due to improved weather conditions. Be sure to be prepared this year and pre-empt any maintenance or repairs you should need to book in for. Further, while summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors, it’s also a time when you need to be extra vigilant about home maintenance, particularly as the conditions make roofing-related jobs far easier, and it is much safer to be up on the roof.
One task that often gets overlooked is roof maintenance. Keep your roof in good condition this summer with these tips.
Whether it’s repairs or maintenance you need due to harsh winter weather or autumn leaf covering, here are our top 5 tips for maintaining your roof to a top standard this summer.
5 tips for maintaining your roof.
1) Be cautious! Do not hesitate to contact a professional roofer if you think your maintenance or cleaning job is too difficult. It is not worth the risk. If you are looking to replace broken tiles, such as natural slate, clay roof, or concrete, these can be bought online before the work is done. Please call us if you need assistance choosing your materials.
2) Rid your roof of moss by hand or use a chemical solution to scrub through the process of removing algae.
3) Make sure the attic is properly ventilated. In the summer, excessive heat in your attic can deteriorate stored items, reinforce dampness and moisture, and can make your home less energy efficient. Make sure you aren’t caught out in the winter!
4) Remove overhanging branches by cutting them back, sawing them off, and trimming them. By doing so, you will prevent debris and leaves from cluttering your roof throughout the year. And even better, animals, like squirrels will not find an easy way onto your roof.
5) It’s crucial that you listen out for any animals in the attic and call out a professional if you see or hear of anything. Rodents can cause damage, particularly electrical damage which can cause a domino effect of problems in the house. Signs of animal habitation may mean a roofing professional needs to seal an entrance into your attic.
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No matter what kind of roof you have, it’s important to keep up with regular maintenance in order to extend its life and avoid more costly repairs down the line. The tips we shared are a great starting point, but be sure to consult with a professional if you have any concerns or need more specific advice. If you’re looking for a reliable contractor who can help you take care of your roofing needs or have any questions please get in touch today 01753 358267