Do I Need to Prep My Roof for Summer?
Spring is the ideal time in the state of Georgia to take on roof projects and prepare this important feature of your home for the summer. During the spring, the days are long enough to finish up projects before dark. At Dedicated Roofing of Georgia, we can take the work of summer roof preparation off your shoulders. We will identify any problems which need to be addressed before the summer heat hits.
Here are the two important roof preparation steps to have done before summer:
Now that winter is over and the warmer months are upon us, it is the ideal time for a visual roof inspection. You may be able to perform some of this visual inspection yourself, but the rest of it is best performed by a professional roofer. Some of the things to look for during a roof inspection include:
- Flashing damage: Check for signs of flashing starting to rust or warp. These sections of flashing will need to be replaced.
- Stains on your siding: If the stains seem to originate from above, there may be damage to the eaves or gutters that requires repair or replacement.
- Moss growth: Moss growth on roofs can destroy shingles and attract moisture which can sink beneath the surface. Attempting to remove the moss with a pressure washer may cause further damage. A roofing professional can help you safely remove moss growth.
- Damaged or missing shingles: Beyond the obvious missing shingles or those with clear damage, an inspection should look for damage that is harder to notice, including curling shingles undergoing water damage and balding shingles that are starting to shed their protective granules. Any damage to shingles or areas of missing shingles can serve as an entryway for moisture to penetrate the roof and create serious leaks.
During the fall and winter months, gutters can become clogged with leaves, bugs, dirt, and other debris. If enough material fills up the gutters, they can sustain permanent damage and/or result in overflowing water that potentially leads to serious damage to the siding and foundation. Therefore, it is essential to have your gutters cleaned before the arrival of late spring and summer.
Our roofing professionals can do all of the necessary prep work you need for your roof – including your gutters and other roofing elements – before the hotter temperatures and heavy summer storms arrive. For more information about how we can serve your roofing needs at Dedicated Roofing of Georgia, give us a call today at 770.892.6665, or leave us a message through our contact form.
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