Many roofing problems go unnoticed until they begin affecting the interior of the home. By that time, as small repair has turned into a much bigger and more costly issue. Therefore, it's important to start your summer roofing maintenance by walking around your home and observing the roofing area - or better yet have Above & Beyond Roofing come out for a FREE roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks. Fixing damaged shingles or broken gutters early can help you avoid costly roof and home damages down the road.
2. Clean Your Gutters and Drains
Keeping your gutters and drains clear of debris is one of the most important roofing maintenance tips you can follow. You should be sure to clean them out regularly, not just in the fall after all the leaves has fallen. Debris can get stuck in there any time of the year. This can lead to blockage of water flow, which can cause water to back up on your roof, causing water damage to the roof decking and sometimes even inside your attic. When cleaning out your gutters, look for accumulation of shingle granules, as that could signal your roof requires immediate attention.
3. Check Your Ventilation System
Proper ventilation is critical in ensuring the integrity of your roof. Start by analyzing your utility bills from month-to-month. While changes in cost will fluctuate some with the change of seasons, any large changes within the same season could indicate an inefficient home roofing ventilation system or insufficient insulation. By addressing ventilation issues early on, you'll not only save on electricity costs, but also the costs of major roof and home repairs.
Summer storms can be just as damaging as those in the winter months. Be sure to trim back any large trees overhanging your roof, especially any dead trees and/or branches. If not removed, they can pose a threat to your roof in the event of any major wind or rain storms. In addition, the removal of branches can help cut back on the amount of debris that ends up in your gutters and downspouts.
The team at Above & Beyond Roofing is here to ensure your roof is in proper working condition this summer! When you choose our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company, both inspections and estimates are FREE. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 to schedule an appointment today!
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