Did you know that May is National Home Remodeling Month? To help celebrate this annual event, we thought we would share some of our favorite summer roof maintenance tips. A roof that is in good shape means your time, money and energy can be spent doing other home improvement projects, instead of worrying about your roof! And if you end up needing roof repairs or an entirely new roof installed, give the professionals here at Eastern Roofing & Siding a call!
The first thing you should do is take a slow walk around the perimeter of your home. Keep an eye out for roofing materials, like shingles and nails. If you see a lot of them in your grass, you should give us a call so we can come out and inspect your roof to see what sort of repairs are needed.
Next, you should do the same thing but inside of your home. Take a close look at the walls and ceilings. Do you see any brown spots or any other signs of roof leaks? If so, you should give us a call about that too. We can come out to see where your roof is leaking and what needs to be done to fix it. A leaky roof isn’t just a hassle. It can also sometimes present a health problem in the form of mold and mildew. The sooner you get your roof leak fixed, the less mold and mildew can develop and become a potential health problem.
Make sure that all of the trees that surround your home are properly trimmed and taken care of. If there is a particularly bad storm, go outside after the storm has passed and make sure no branches fell onto your roof.
Finally, if you feel safe doing it, take the time to clean out your gutters and downspouts. If you do not know how to do this or do not feel safe climbing a ladder, there are plenty of gutter cleaning companies out there that will do this task for a fee. Clean gutters and downspouts mean water and debris can easily flow off of your roof and drain properly. And that can help decrease the chances of water pooling on your roof and leaking into your home.
If you would like more information on our roof repair services, call Eastern Roofing & Siding at 651-238-1313 or you can Request a Quote.