The start of summer is the perfect time to invest in summer roof care to avoid costly damage and extend the life of your roof. The harsh Colorado winters can cause damage to your roof, which makes summer maintenance even more important.
At SKYYGUARD, we help Colorado homeowners with roof inspections, repairs and replacement. Our experience providing quality roof services in Colorado makes us seasonal maintenance experts. Check out our tips to protect your roof this summer.
One of the best seasonal maintenance projects to keep your roof in top shape is cleaning the gutters. Over time, your home’s gutters build up dirt and debris. When dirt and debris gather in the gutters, downspouts may become blocked.
Rain water and snow melt can’t drain from blocked gutters. The risk of water damage to your home increases. If the water flows over the side of the gutter, it can even lead to flooding under your home and around the foundation.
Instead, keep gutters clean by hiring a professional service or doing it yourself. Remove debris and ensure downspouts flow freely. Clean gutters help avoid damage to your roof, fascia and other parts of your home where excess water causes damage.
Trim Tree Limbs
When tree limbs hang over or lay on your roof, damage can occur. In the autumn, falling leaves fill and block gutters. Not only that, when wet leaves lay on your roof, mold growth and rotting may occur.
Colorado wind causes overhanging branches to scrap across the roof, which can damage the shingles and cause leaks. Throughout the year, wind, snow and hail increase the risk of a limb breaking and falling on the roof. Depending on the size of the limb, the damage may be extensive.
Avoid roof damage from trees by trimming limbs and cutting back trees that hang over the roof. For most homes, a professional tree trimming company is the best solution to avoid damage to your home or yourself.
Check for Missing or Damaged Shingles
If your roof experiences missing or damaged shingles, your roof needs repairs. For most homes with only one or a small number of shingles impacted, you only need repairs and not an entire new roof.
Missing or damaged shingles compromise the integrity of your roof. Even only one missing shingle can lead to water damage and leaks. Quickly repair or replace the missing or damaged shingle to avoid further damage. This saves you money and inconvenience.
Schedule a Roof Inspection
If you are unsure of the state of your roof or have recently experienced extreme weather, a roof inspection is the first step to determine the current state of your roof. The roof inspection helps us understand whether a repair or replacement offers the best option to ensure top function of your roof.
At SKYYGUARD, our top priority is ethical and effective roof solutions. Our experience in Colorado, on both residential and commercial projects, highlights the importance of long-lasting and trustworthy client relationships. We’re in the business of helping clients maintain the quality of your home. This means we don’t recommend unnecessary work!
Keep Your Roof in Top Shape with Summer Maintenance
Stay on top of your home’s maintenance with roof care. At SKYYGUARD, we’re here to meet your roofing needs including repair, replacement and inspection. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We’re committed to offering our Colorado clients quality service you can trust.