With your spring cleaning projects are finally finished, there’s no time like summer to check on your roof’s overall quality and health. Spring and Summer in Indiana can be hard on a roof. There are summer storms, possible blistering heatwaves and those good old Indiana summer storms coupled with the high humidity, can seriously damage your roof which results in leaks that can seriously do some damage to your roof’s integrity. It prevents a potential gutter repair Indianapolis from being requisite to entering the fall. Summer roof maintenance is key to the health of your home… And your wallet.
Taking a Proactive Approach
Taking a proactive approach to roof maintenance, allows you to quickly discover issues before those small items quickly become a very expensive new rain gutter installation. Here are our top 3 summer roof maintenance tips for every Central Indiana homeowner.
Check for roof damage
Every roof is a little bit different, your summer roof maintenance schedule should depend on issues like:
- Type of roofing material,
- Age of the roof
- Past maintenance schedule
For metal roofs, you need to be cognizant of metal oxidation or rust, which can be a death sentence to a metal roof. Telltale signs of a damaged roof are broken, warped, and missing shingles. By CAREFULLY using a ladder and non-slip shoes, check all areas of the roof and if possible, clean up any debris buildup.
Clean your gutters and downspouts
Clogged drains and gutters could back up and pool on your roof causing serious damage to your roof fascia. Make sure to clean your gutters and downspouts of all debris. While cleaning your gutters, make sure that your gutters are secured to the roof and that there are free of cracks. Generally, we suggest using a local gutter cleaning service to keep your gutters clean on a regular basis. If your gutters happen to be rusted, replacing them should be in your plans. It’s better to consider a gutter cleaning contractor from My Roof Guys to avoid dealing with serious property damage down the road. Again, if you do not have the necessary skills or tools for cleaning or maintaining your gutters, hire a gutter and downspout cleaning professional.
Check your home’s ventilation
The ventilation of your home plays a role in protecting the integrity of your roof in the long term. By carefully evaluating your home’s A/C bills over the past two months and comparing those to the bills you paid a last year to help you understand whether your ventilation is compromised or not. If your cooling bills are significantly higher in spite of any changes in your lifestyle, it’s a good idea to call in a professional to assess your home’s ventilation. Often the power company or a HVAC pro can help you better assess how efficiently your cooling system is working, and can assess hot spots within the home and any correlation with any roof maintenance issues.
Call a Summer Roof Maintenance Expert
Summer roof maintenance can be time consuming at best, and since we know that’s the case, hire an expert from My Roof Guys to help with keeping your roof AND gutters in good shape. Call us at 317-983-0258 for help from us today.