Your roof is obviously a very important part of your house. It can be easy to forget about it though because what's above your head is often out of sight and out of mind. Your roof needs regular maintenance and care though, and there are specific things you can tackle during the summer months in order to ensure your roof will last you and your family for many years to come. Here are some summer maintenance tips for your roof to keep in mind.
Attic Ventilation is About More Than Just Keeping Your Cooling Bill Down
It's common knowledge that heat rises to the top of your house. Attic ventilation can help ensure that some of this heat will escape, making it easier for your HVAC system to keep your house cool. But proper attic ventilation can offer another big benefit besides just keeping your energy costs down. If you don't have proper ventilation and you allow heat to linger in the attic, this excess heat could cause additional wear and tear to your roofing materials from below. Don't let your roof get baked this summer. Have a residential roofing contractor take a look at your attic ventilation and make any adjustments as needed.
Lingering Debris Will Not End Well for your Roof, Gutters or Foundation
If you live in an area of the country that sees summer thunderstorms from time to time, you might be used to looking out the window and seeing the wind push some debris around. The problem though is that especially high winds can blow debris onto your roof or into your gutters. Get into the habit of checking in on your roof or gutter after each major storm. Clear any debris you find before it helps a leak develop on the roof or a clog develop in a gutter that could lead to water dripping down into your foundation.
A Regular Appointment with a Professional is Best
Even if you don't have issues with attic ventilation or storm debris, it's still a good idea to have a residential roofing contractor come out to your home at least once this summer. They'll be able to check your flashing, every shingle and any other roofing parts that might need a quick fix. A regular maintenance appointment is far less expensive than what you'd probably have to pay for a roof repair job. Contact a local contractor today to get started.