Summer Roof Maintenance Tips

Spring and summer are the best months to work on some exterior home maintenance, including your roof. Keeping up on regular maintenance and having your roof inspected and repaired by a professional will keep it in good shape. A good roof will continue to protect your home, so it’s not something you want to miss.

Foothills Roofing Ltd. in Calgary shares some summer roof maintenance tips:

Inspect the roof.

Carefully climb up onto your roof and give it a good visual inspection. If you see loose, missing or curling shingles, it might be time for a roof replacement. To work properly, shingles need to be nailed flat onto the roof, without any rips or missing sections.

While you’re up there, you should also check the flashing. Any loose or damaged flashing needs to be repaired and replaced. Flashing is installed around vents, in valleys and other vulnerable areas. If it’s leaking, you’ll get water in your house and that can cause some expensive damage.

If you’re uncomfortable climbing on a ladder or onto your roof or not sure what to look for, contact Foothills Roofing for a comprehensive roof inspection.

Peak in the attic.

If you saw a problem area on your roof and suspect water has gotten through, look in your attic. If it’s leaking, you should see water stains along the roof deck and framing. There are many things that can cause a leak and getting to the cause of the problem is the first step. This is something Foothills Roofing Ltd. can help with. Call them for free advice.

Clean the gutters.

Your eavestroughs play a critical role in your entire roofing system. Debris from the fall and spring can sit in the gutter and restrict water flow from rain. The weight of the debris and the water can cause the gutters to pull down and away from the house. You want all water to move freely through the gutters and down your downspout. If it doesn’t, the water can pool around your house and penetrate the foundation.

Schedule maintenance or roof repair.

If you suspect you might have issues with your roof, call in the pros at Foothills Roofing Ltd. They will give your roof a full inspection. If there are areas that require repair, it’s best to have that done as soon as possible. Leaving roof repair will result in the problem getting worse. If the roof isn’t doing its job, you could be susceptible to expensive water damage. Preventative maintenance, and taking care of small roof repairs, will extend the life of your roof.

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Roofers in Calgary

Foothills Roofing is a Calgary roofing company with over 30 years of experience. They have a solid reputation of high-quality work at reasonable prices; you can trust that they’ll get the job done quickly and safely. They can help with a new roof, repairs, leaks, maintenance and/or winter ice-damming.

Contact Foothills Roofing today!

 

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