Now that summer is officially here, we’ve put together a few tips for roofing maintenance to make sure you get the most out of your roof. As always, when performing any maintenance on roofs use proper safety techniques and always have a spotter when using a ladder.
Check that all your roof gutters are clear of debris and dirt. Check to see if there is excess granule deposits inside your gutters, and clean them thoroughly. Countless homeowners forget to properly clean and maintain their gutter systems. Failure to care for your gutters can put your roof and home foundation in an elevated risk for damage. Clean the areas around your downspouts to make sure the drainage area will work properly. It’s also a good idea to check for debris and branches on the roof as well because eventually they will just end up in your gutters.
This time of year can bring some of the heaviest thunder storms and severe weather. This is especially true for the Pacific Northwest. After a big storm you should inspect your roof for missing shingles, potential leaks, or water damage. If you can catch a problem early and get it fixed it can prevent it from becoming a bigger problem later on.
If you have any questions about roofing maintenance for any season give D. Hughes Roofing a call!
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