Summer Roof Maintenance Tips

August is right around the corner and that means the hottest month of the year will be hitting your roof. There are a few summer roof maintenance tips you can do to prepare your roof for these hot days ahead.

One of the first things you need to do is check your roof for signs of moisture and mold. Moisture can lead through the shingles into the attic or pool on your shingles and around your gutters and cause mold and algae to form. Check your roof for any damaged or missing shingles and fix them immediately. Check your attic and make sure you don’t see any signs of watermarks, smell musty or see mildew spots across the ceiling. You can even have discolored rafters! If you see or smell anything musty or wet; you may have a leak.

If you have large trees in your yard, make sure they are trimmed back and not hanging or brushing up against your home. Tree limbs can break after a storm and cause severe damage to your home. Make sure the trees are trimmed and away from your home.

Keep your gutters clean and free of debris. Clogged gutters can lead to all sorts of problems from your roof all the way down to your basement and foundation. Water can accumulate under shingles when gutters are clogged. And clogged gutters can cause sagging and gutters could pull away from your roof if this happens.

Your roof is an important part of any home and following these summer roof maintenance tips can great help in keeping your roof from becoming damaged.

If you are looking for a free roof inspection before summer is over, call Down Under Roofing today. We are local to Kansas City, and have a proven track record and is licensed and insured. Contact the team today to see how we can help you with your roofing needs.