Here in North Texas, spring brings warmer weather and torrential rains that make your lawn grow and the world around you turn green. It’s an exciting time, but it’s also a time that creates challenges for your roof. As spring turns to summer, you’ll need to conduct proactive maintenance and repairs.
Here are a few things to look for as you and your roof enter the hottest part of the year:
If your attic is not properly ventilated, it will collect heat and moisture during the summer. This will rot your roof and significantly shorten its usable life. Make sure that your attic features an effective ventilation system, and make sure to double check that nothing is blocking these vents.
Like ventilation, insulation is important for a high-functioning roof year-round. Poor insulation not only drives up your heating and cooling bills, but the hot and cold air that you leak into your attic can create all sorts of issues for your roof.
The sun’s UV rays beat down on your roof during long summer days. These rays shorten the life of your roof’s shingles, drying them out and cracking or curling them. Some shingles may fall off the roof altogether.
After a spring of heavy rain, your roof’s drainage system may be filled with debris. Make sure that gutters and drains are clear and working properly as summer begins, ensuring that your roof can effectively clear precipitation.
Everything grows throughout spring and summer. Keep an eye on trees and limbs near your roof. If they grow to the point that they reach your roof, a limb blowing in the wind can knock away shingles or otherwise damage your roof.
VIP Roofing is your partner in dependable roof maintenance, repairs, replacements, and roofing guidance. Get in touch with us today, whether you have questions about summer roof maintenance or if you would like us to send our friendly and experienced professionals to your home to inspect your roof for warning signs. We are here to help!