With the arrival of summer, many individuals are being coaxed outside by warmer temperatures and sunny skies. As more people head outdoors, more attention may be called to your roof.
You can take advantage of the summer weather by performing maintenance on your roof. Chesapeake Roofing, a team of high-quality exterior home renovation contractors in Maryland, provides tips for caring for your roof during the summer months.
Check Ceiling for Mold
The summer weather brings more than just heat and sun. Summer also tends to be humid and stormy. The added moisture can create a build-up of water on your roof that creates an ideal environment for mold.
You can check your ceiling for discoloration, such as black, white, or off-color spots. If left untreated, mold can create a hole in your ceiling which might require extensive repairs.
You can also check your attic for discoloration, leaks, or musty smells, which could point to issues with your roof. Evaluating signs of damage early can save you hassle and money in the long run.
Clean Your Gutters
Gutters require regular maintenance because they can clog quickly due to leaves, dirt, or other debris. Clogged gutters can cause water to accumulate on your roof and encourage mold growth or decay underneath your shingles.
If you notice sagging gutters or increased insect activity near your gutters, these could be good signs that it is time for them to be cleaned. You may also want to clean gutters after a storm because wind and rain may have created a blockage.
Call Professionals for Inspection
Summer storms, sun exposure, and other weather can damage your roof over time. You may want to take advantage of mild weather conditions to schedule a professional roof inspection.
You might be able to access your roof yourself with a ladder, but the damage could be hidden under shingles. An expert can use proper materials and well-honed experience to find potential problems before they require emergency repairs.
Expert Roofing Contractors in Maryland
Chesapeake Roofing, Windows & Siding, Inc. is a team of expert contractors, helping Maryland customers with exterior home improvement projects. If you require assistance with repairs or installations to your roof, siding, windows, or other parts of your home, give us a call. To get an estimate at no cost to you, contact our office online or reach us by phone at 1.866.607.2851.