You have a comfortable home with a roof over your head, but do you ever stop to think about the condition of that roof? Regular maintenance and repairs are an important part of ensuring you have a roof when you need one most. The following are four things you can do to care for your roof this summer.
1. Conduct Regular Inspections
It may be obvious you have a problem when water starts pouring through your ceiling, but wouldn’t it be nice to fix the problem before that happens? You can avoid those bigger issues by conducting regular inspections. First, stand outside your home and look up at the roof to see if there are any obvious issues you can see from the ground. Next, climb a ladder to get right up close so you can check for loose or cracked shingles, torn roofing materials, damaged gutters or other types of damages. If getting on a ladder doesn’t seem safe, or isn’t something you’re comfortable with, contact the professionals.
2. Repair the Damages
If you’ve noticed your roof has damage, be sure to get it repaired as soon as possible. Leaving small problems for any amount of time is only going to encourage the problem to get bigger. Repairing your roofing issues in a timely manner could also save you money.
3. Waterproof the Roofing
With humid summers and wet winters, your roof is likely to get hit with moisture on a regular basis. Waterproofing your roof can protect it from moisture, keeping it looking nicer and lasting longer. It will also prevent damage to the interior structure of your home.
4. Replace the Roof
If your roof is 20 years old or more, there’s a chance you’ll want to improve or replace it. Summer is a great time to get that done, as the weather is a little more welcoming for your roofer. If you’d like to update the look of your house, consider a new style or color of roofing materials.
Contact the Professionals
Summer is the perfect time to take care of your roof. For more ideas on how to get it done, or to speak with a professional roofer, contact Badger Contracting by calling 410-417-6972 or emailing us today.