Summer Roof Maintenance & Tips
Summer Season & Your Roof
Some homeowners believe that once spring, fall, and winter have passed their roofing troubles will too. That’s not entirely the case, especially in Alabama amidst hurricane season. High temperatures and intense rain storms can cause major roofing issues and when neglected will only become worse.
Ventilation is a key component when it comes to the summer seasons hot, humid and wet days. Excess heat can build in your attic if not properly ventilated in turn causing high energy bills. Moisture can also build up and become trapped in your attic causing insulation and construction damage.
Inspecting and Maintaining
Do a walk through from the ground to inspect your roof. Key things to look for are missing shingles, lifted shingles, cracked shingles, moss, debris, and any other damage.
Check the underside of your eaves for debris and remove any found.
Check for loose or unstable gutters. Tighten any loose bolts making sure the gutters are properly angled and aligned to divert water correctly.
Clean out your gutters and downspouts. Lots of debris can and will build up in your gutters over time. After cleaning the gutters, test them by running water through with a garden hose. If the water flows freely with no leaks then your gutters are working!
If you feel uncomfortable doing any of these steps you can call Bham Roofs to inspect and check your roof's status.
Why is Summer Roof Maintenance Important?
Summer brings with it hurricane season, heavy rain storms, high winds, humidity, and high temperatures. Inspecting your roof can deter any serious issues from happening as well as extending the life of your roof.
If you run into any roofing issues during your summer maintenance and are in the greater Birmingham area of Alabama contact Birmingham Roofs today! We are certified and preferred GAF contractors and have been providing our region with residential and commercial roofing services for several years. Our service areas are Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Bibb, Walker, and Blount.