Preparing Your Roof for Summer

The weather is warming up and soon summer will be upon us. While it may seem that with the end of winter weather comes the end of your roofing woes, there’s still some preparations you can do to get your roof ready for the warm weather ahead. There’s still plenty of risk to your roof from summer storms, so following these few simple steps will ensure you and your home are ready for summer.

Perform an Inspection

Take the opportunity to carefully check your roof. Look for loose, cracked, or missing shingles, as these can lead to leaks and mold damage if not treated quickly. While you’re up there, examine any skylights and vents on your roof, making sure they are still well sealed. Check around the edge of your roof for any trees that may have limbs hanging over your roof. Summer storms can cause even healthy trees to lose limbs, and a fallen tree branch can cause thousands of dollars of damage. Trim trees as needed, taking care to keep the cut branches from falling on your roof. Most importantly, be careful while examining your roof and trimming up trees to prevent an accident!

Check Your Gutters

Water damage doesn’t only come from leaks in your roof! Make sure your gutters are clear and free of debris that can cause flooding. Full gutters can overflow and cause water to leak under the perimeter shingles, or they could collapse, damaging your roof and endangering those below. Check that gutters are securely installed, as well.

Call a Professional Roofer

If you find any issues with your roof, it is safest to call a roofing professional to come perform repairs. A well-done repair will save you headaches in the long run, and your wallet will thank you.

With these easy steps, you’ll be on your way to enjoying your summer with a leak-free roof, and knowing that you’ve saved yourself the hassle and expense of repairs down the road.

Want to know more about protecting your roof for every season? Call Divine Roofing, Inc. to speak with a fully-license roofing professional. Our experienced Colorado Springs roofers will make sure your home is ready for any weather it may face. Our competitive pricing and flexible payment plans provide you with an array of options to protect your home.

Call Divine Roofing, Inc. today at (719) 497-1005 and schedule a roof inspection service or request an estimate.

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