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Preparing your roof for the summertime is an important job that all homeowners need to complete. During the summer months, your roofing system is exposed to extreme heat conditions, and the sun’s UV rays are at an all-time high.

Your roof may have taken quite a hit from the winter and spring storms that happen every year. So, for your own sake and to protect the safety of those living in your home, make sure to prep your roofing system for the summer months.

 

These are some summer roofing tips to help your roof survive the sunny season.

 

Roof Inspection

The only way to determine how your roof fared against the stormy weather is by having a professional inspector come and take a look. They’ll be able to tell you what needs repairing, which parts can stay put for now, or if it’s time for an entirely new installation.

You may be thinking that you can simply inspect your roof without having to pay someone to do it. However, there are some things that only a trained roofing eye will be able to pick up.

 

Remove Debris

Winter weather systems often bring significant dirt and debris, which is usually deposited on your roofing system. The dried leaf debris can block your gutters, harbor pests as well as place considerable strain on the roof, especially if they absorb any moisture. If a tremendous amount of debris collects on your roofing system, you run the risk of a fire breaking out on your roof.

It’s essential to remove the debris from your roof so that it not only functions better but looks so much better as well. There’s nothing that deteriorates your curb appeal quite like a dirty roof.

 

Replace Missing Shingles

Your roof may end up losing some shingles to the stormy season. This leaves gaps in your roofing system, which is not only unsightly but exposes your house to leaks and natural elements like sunlight that can dry out your shingle contents, causing them to curl, crack or break.

Replacing the missing shingles is essential to maintaining your roofing and home protection. And what better way to give your home a facelift for the new season than by installing new shingles.

 

Roof Coatings

You can give your roofing system a brand new look and feel with high-quality protective coatings. These prevent the sun’s harmful UV rays, water from penetrating it and increase its reflectivity rate. Roof coatings are available in a wide variety of colors, so you can change the look and feel of your roof according to your aesthetic.

 

For more summer roofing tips, please don’t hesitate to call Elo Roofing today!

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