Not only is it summer, but it?s summer in Florida. Which calls for lots of sun. Roof maintenance is important because it helps to extend the life of your roof, and of course, protect your home and family. We know the last thing you want to be doing is working on your roof roasting in the sun.
But, with over thirty years of experience, we have put together some tips that will help you maintain your roof?s integrity during summertime.
Wake Up Call
An easy way to beat the summer heat is to work in the morning. Avoid working midday when the sun is blazing. This might seem like an obvious one, but it?s critical to make your safety a priority. Keep yourself hydrated and cool. Wear sunscreen and a proper hat. We all know how brutal summer in Florida can be, so take breaks!
Be the Inspector
Inspect your roof from the ground. Walk around your home and look for missing shingles, shattered shingles, mold or other fungal growth, and rubble that has gathered in the cracks and corners. From this angle you can get a proper overview of the condition of your roof and if you need to increase how often you do maintenance. Inspecting your roof from the ground is the easiest way to maintain your roof?s quality, so do it frequently.
Get Your Debris Out of The Gutter
Spring is over, summer is approaching, and your gutters are most likely full of twigs, leaves, and other waste. Your gutters also direct water flow off of your roof, which is what prevents fungal growth. If your gutters are full of buildup you may be reducing the life of your roof. Put on some gloves and clean out all the garbage in your gutters. Something as simple as this will make a huge difference in the cleanliness of your roof. If you have a gutter with more serious injuries that needs repairing or replacement, keep our Aastro family in mind.
When it comes to your roof, the last thing you probably think about is your attic. But, your attic is actually an important place to inspect when aiming to prolong your roof?s life. Your attic plays a big role in your roof?s condition. The summer months are the perfect time to do your inspection as you?ll most likely be cranking up the A/C. If you look at past air conditioning bills and notice an unusual increase this year, then there could very well be an issue with the insulation and ventilation in your attic.
Apply Your Materials
The summer is the best season to apply your roof?s sealants, coatings, and patching materials. These products are another way to keep your roof healthy. After you have rid your roof of all its dirt and oils, you can apply your sealants and coatings. Dry, sunny, summer weather is a must. Check the weather report and make sure you have two to three days of nice weather to work in. If your roof is in seriously bad shape, a sealant or coating isn?t going to fix the issue. You?ll need a professional, qualified roofer to look at the damages.
If you come across any serious issues during your roof maintenance this summer or if roof maintenance just isn?t your thing, we have high-quality services available, from our family to yours. Contact us now to schedule your free estimate.