Getting Your Roof Ready For Those Hot Summer Months
Summer’s coming, and hotter temperatures are just around the corner. While you may be getting ready for summer fun at beaches and parks, don’t forget to check your roof readiness before heading out for a day of fun in the sun!
Your roof also spends much time in the summer sun and preparing it for summer months will help you to reduce energy costs, cool your home more efficiently, and reduce wear and tear on roofing materials. The roof of your home is an essential and important part of your property---it provides protection for you and your family members, helps to heat and cool your home during the changing seasons, and it keeps your belongings protected from the elements as well.
Getting your roof “summer-ready.”
It’s no surprise to most that dark roofing materials tend to absorb the sun’s powerful rays, while lighter colored shingles and reflective surfaces help to deflect light and heat away from your roof. While it might not be in the budget to perform a total roof replacement before summer, there are things you should do now to keep cooling costs low during these next sweltering months. Take the following steps to ensure your roof----and your home----are ready for fun and sun!
● Have your roof inspected. Compromised areas such as worn and damaged shingles, missing flashings, and other areas that are weak or exposed could incur damage with the sun’s extra hot rays. This excess heat increases the temperature of your whole roof, causing your heating and cooling system to work even harder to maintain comfortable temperatures. Having a licensed roofing contractor inspect your roof could potentially save you both time and money down the road as you protect and fortify your roof in order to protect your entire home.
● Clean out gutters and downspouts. Winter and Spring yard debris can easily stay on your roof for months after the season is over. Believe it or not, piles of leaves, mud, and tree branches can be a breeding ground for extra moisture; when heat is applied, there comes with it the potential for some breakdown of shingles and adhesive that is meant to protect your roof. Cleaning away debris from gutters and downspouts on a regular basis will help you to create ideal conditions for proper cleaning of your roof.
● Make repairs as needed. If you find yourself in need of repair or replacement, don’t hesitate to complete this work. The longer you wait on it, the more likely you are to incur damage and breakdown of your roof that may lead to rainwater entering your home causing ceiling and wall damage. Prepare for what the summer will bring in terms of sun and storms and know that you have taken the proper steps toward protecting your home and property.
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Len’s Roofing, Inc. is a licensed Florida Roofing Contractor serving the residents of Florida since 1993. We offer repair and replacement of all types of roofs. Roof evaluations and estimates are always free. Our commitment to completing quality work, offering superior customer service, and working with a passion for what we do all point to success for your next roofing project. Call us today at 941-896-7897 or visit us at www.lensroofing.com to learn how we can help you, “Beautify Your Home From The TOP down”!