From intense heat and strong UV rays, to potential storm damage – Summer brings a unique set of challenges to the exterior of your home. It’s also a great time to tackle those home improvement projects you have been putting off all year! To ensure your home stays in top shape during the summer months, here’s a comprehensive summer to-do list that we at Abraham Roofing can help you check off this summer:
- Inspect Your Roof: Our roofing specialists start by visually inspecting your roof for any signs of damage or wear. We look for missing or damaged shingles, cracks, curled edges, or any areas that seem vulnerable.
- Clean Your Gutters: Clogged gutters can lead to water overflow, which can damage your roof and foundation. We clear out any debris, leaves, and sticks from your gutters to ensure proper drainage. It’s also a good idea to have us inspect your gutters for any damage and make repairs as needed.
- Check for Proper Ventilation: Adequate roof ventilation is crucial during the hot summer months. It helps regulate the temperature inside your home and prevents moisture buildup. We make sure your attic vents are clear of debris and functioning properly.
- Trim Overhanging Trees: Summer storms on Long Island can bring strong winds that can cause tree branches to break and potentially damage your roof. We will trim any overhanging branches that pose a risk to your roof.
- Clean Moss and Algae: Summer’s warm and humid conditions can promote the growth of moss, algae, and mold on your roof. These organisms can damage your shingles over time. We clean your roof and prevent further growth.
- Check Flashing and Sealants: The flashing around chimneys, vents, and skylights, as well as the sealants around them, can deteriorate over time. We inspect these areas for any cracks, gaps, or signs of damage and replace or repair the flashing and sealants as needed to maintain a watertight seal.
It’s always beneficial to have a professional roofer conduct a thorough inspection. Abraham Roofing has the expertise to spot hidden issues and provide professional, maintenance or repairs with guaranteed quality. By following this summer roofing checklist, you’ll be proactive in maintaining the integrity of your home’s exterior with Abraham Roofing. A well-maintained home will give you peace of mind throughout the summer season and beyond! Give us a call to schedule an estimate today!