3 Tips for Preparing Your Roof for Summer
May 06, 2015 at 2:00 PM
The April showers are beginning to wind down and May's flowers are beginning to bloom! Summer is coming in full force and it's hard not to be happy about that fact. From the birds chirping and the bees buzzing, to spending more time outdoors in the sunshine, summer is a great time of year.
With that being said, the heavy rain showers which come to cultivate our lawns can easily put a damper on things if you aren't (or weren't) prepared for them.
Just imagine! Relaxing on your couch inside your cozy living room as an evening shower rolls in. The windows are cracked just enough to let the breeze roll through while still keeping out the rain. And just as you're turning on the TV to watch your favorite shows or you're about to crack open that book and spend the evening in, you hear it.
The drip... drip... drip...
You turn around in horror to see it! The leak in your ceiling that's now staring you in the face. You quickly grab a bowl to put under it to stop the water from damaging your floors, but you were too late to save the ceiling. The watermark is there!
As the showers later subside to reveal a beautiful sunset, you can't even enjoy it as you're now going to be stuck repairing the damage done to your roof and your ceiling. Needless to say, you and spring are now in a feud.
Luckily, it doesn't have to be this way. There is a way to plan ahead to avoid a bump in the road between you and spring. How you ask? By ensuring your roof is prepared for spring!
Here are three tips you can follow to prepare your roof for what's coming so you can fully enjoy all the weather spring has to offer:
1. Examine Your Shingles
First and foremost, ensure your roof's shingles made it through the pasts months unscathed. Whether you experienced icy rain, heavy snow or below freezing temperatures, the winter elements are a lot on your roof. Examine your shingles in order to spy any curling or deteriorating, and make sure there
are no pieces missing.
Why? Well, if you're shingles are curling, they will be more likely to break off in the event of high winds, creating gaps in your roof. When a shingle deteriorates, the granules begin to rub off pushing the shingle toward the end of its lifespan. If enough granules are lost, leaks could be caused.
2. Inspect Your Skylights
Next on the list is to inspect your skylights, or sun tunnels, and the area of the roof around them. You'll want to ensure the seal is still strong where your window connects to the roof and that there are no leaks in the window itself.
3. Check Your Gutters
Finally, it's important to check for loose, leaky or clogged gutters. If there is improper drainage from where the gutters catch the water and then run it down to the ground, you could experience flooded gutters. And if there are leaks or if the gutters are loose, your gutters will fail, resulting in the water dropping immediately from where the gutters should have caught it.
H&S Roofing & Gutter to the Rescue!
You're probably thinking, “How in the world am I going to check all those items and make sure my room is ready for spring?” Well, you don't have to!
H&S Roofing & Gutter Company has over 75 years of experience in getting roofs ready for all springtime has to offer and can come out to inspect, repair or replace your roof. With rave reviews on Angie's List and a “A+” rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), you can rest easy knowing H&S Roofing & Gutter will ensure your roof is in tip-top condition.
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