The summer season presents the best opportunity to keep your roof in good shape and ensure its appearance, health and performance for the rest of the year and beyond. Today, local residential roofing contractor Precision Remodeling Solutions shares these four expert tips:
1. Check the Roof’s Flashings
Flashings are components found in the most vulnerable areas of the roof, including valleys, penetrations and areas where the roof meets a wall. Using a pair of binoculars, examine them and check for any signs of damage. Loose or dented flashings allow water to enter your roofing system and cause damage. Call your local roofing company to let them get up your roof and inspect further.
2. Inspect Your Gutter System
Check for any leaves, pine needles, dirt and other organic matter collecting inside your gutters and near downspouts. Remove them promptly to ensure water flows freely during a sudden downpour. You don’t want clogs to fill up your gutter system as these can cause roof leaks and water damage to both your home’s exterior and interior. Cleaning your gutters, however, can be too risky for an untrained homeowner, which is why turning the pros makes more sense.
3. Get Up Your Attic
Mold and moisture in your attic insulation indicate that something is wrong with your roofing system. Aside from an ongoing leak, these are also signs of inadequate ventilation. Get these problems fixed as soon as possible; moist insulation can result in poor energy efficiency and higher energy bills.
4. Perform Prompt Repairs
Carrying out timely repairs is one of the keys to ensuring an efficient roofing system. It is recommended that you call the pros as soon as the first sign of damage occurs on your roof. After a thorough inspection, they will then offer to perform the necessary repairs to bring your roof to its original condition and even extend its life span and efficiency.
For your roofing needs, turn to Precision Remodeling Solutions. We have years of experience in dealing with just about any kind of roofing problem. We are fully committed to providing customer service and satisfaction and we are fully licensed, certified, and insured. Call us today at (215) 360-5857 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.