Your roof is the barrier between your home and the elements. That’s pretty important and it’s essential to keep your roof well-maintained. Like anything else, there are certain maintenance items that you need to do throughout the year. At Ridgeline Exteriors, we know how important a well-maintained roof is to protecting your home. Now that it’s summer, Biddeford roofing companies are busy repairing any roof damage that happened earlier in the year or over the winter.
Here’s your summer roof maintenance checklist to make sure that your roof is ready for the rest of the year.
Inspect Shingles and Flashing
If you have an asphalt roof, wind, ice, snow, and more can dislodge your shingles. Look for missing or broken shingles and gaps between the shingles. When you rake your yard, look out for shingles mixed in with the leaves and grass cuttings. Missing shingles can cause leaks, so call a professional roofer for repairs if you find any are missing or broken. You should also check the flashing around your chimney, vents, and skylights whether you have an asphalt or metal roof.
Clean Your Gutters
Gutters collect and direct rainwater and runoff from your roof to prevent leaks in your roof and damage to your siding and foundation. In the spring, seeds can land in clogged gutters and take root. You’ll want to clean out your gutters before clogs and debris get out of hand and are difficult to clear. Summer thunderstorms can bring heavy rain, so having clean gutters is important for preventing leaks in your roof.
Trim Your Trees
A big part of roof maintenance is preventing debris from falling on your roof. Trees that overhang your roof or are very near your house are going to drop debris onto your roof. Summer is a great time to trim back any trees that are too close to your roof. Trees that are close to your house are also at risk of falling on your roof. A fallen tree or even a branch can cause significant damage to your roof and the rest of your house. The best way to keep that from happening is to trim back or cut down any trees that are too close to your home.
Summer Roof Maintenance with Biddeford Roofing Companies
There is a lot of roof maintenance that you can do yourself, but some of it is best left to the expert. If your roof needs maintenance or repairs this summer, called Ridgeline Exteriors. Our extensive list of services makes us stand out from other Biddeford roofing companies.