With summer in full swing, giving your roof some extra “TLC” (tender loving care) is crucial to ensure it stays strong and resilient against the scorching sun and potential summer storms. Regular upkeep and proactive care are vital in extending the lifespan of your roof and preventing costly repairs. Here are five ways you can take good care of your roof this Summer.
1. Remove Moss and Algae
Due to heavy rainfall and wind, there is a lot of chance of algae growth. Algae can cause extreme roof decay as it eats away shingles. Moss is another factor that damages your roof. Spray and clean your roof if it is starting to get taken over by algae and moss.
2. Clear up Debris
Dirt and debris like branches and twigs clog up holes and cause major leaks. A roof free of dirt and debris saves your house from overheating. If you are not comfortable going onto your roof, do not be afraid to ask for help.
3. Hire a Professional
Handling roofs is a tricky and dangerous task to do yourself. Perhaps proper professionals are required to take care of the task. They will inspect your roof properly and identify the problems. Moreover, they have the right knowledge, materials, and equipment to solve the problem.
4. Clean Drains and Gutters.
Several things can clog your gutters. Leaves, plants, and bird nests are the major ones that block drains and gutters. They can lead to water accumulation and severe damage to your roof.
5. Trim Down Trees
Trees that hang over your rooftops need regular trimming. After a heavy storm, there are chances that these branches will break and fall on the top of your roof. Branches can easily strip layers of asphalt and scrape your shingles. Ensure the branches are at least 8 to 9 feet from the roof.
Professional Roof Maintenance in Rhode Island: Rhode Island Slate Roofing
For your roofing maintenance this Summer, you can count on the team at Rhode Island Slate Roofing. With our years of experience, we have seen it all when it comes to roofs. We can help homeowners maintain their roofs efficiently and extend their lifespan. Contact us to get started today! We look forward to sharing our ideas on how to preserve your roof!