Winter and spring weather can be hard on your roof, especially if you live in Lancaster or Chester County. During the winter, the weight of the snow can damage the roof. Ice can freeze and unfreeze causing shingles to deteriorate, and ice dams can break down your gutters and cause leaking. During the spring, heavy rains can cause even more damage. If you want your roof to stay in good shape this summer, there are a few things that you can do. Here are our top 3 tips at Diversified Roofing for protecting your roof from roof damage during the summer months.
1. Schedule Roofing Inspections
One of the first things you’ll want to do when summer arrives is to assess the health of your roof after it has taken a beating from winter storms and spring showers. Roofing inspections are a good way to catch any damage or wear and tear that your roof has sustained during the colder parts of the year. Roofing contractors can find everything from leaks to missing or broken shingles. You’ll know going into summer how your roof is doing and whether you need a roof repair or a roof replacement this year.
2. Schedule a Roof Repair
Once you know the state of your roof, you may need to schedule a roof repair to fix any roof damage that is found during the inspection. You don’t want to ignore any problems that come up, even if they’re small. When you fix minor issues right away, it will protect your roof from having more major problems as the summer progresses. A good roofing company will get your roof back to perfect condition through quality repairs.
3. Replace Siding and Gutters
Roof damage isn’t the only thing that can happen during the winter months. Your roofers may also find damage to your siding and gutters. Regular roof maintenance also includes making sure both are in good condition. If your siding is damaged, you may get leaks every time there is summer rain. This can lead to other problems such as mold and mildew growth on your siding and in the walls. Quality gutters are important, too. If your gutters are bent or pulling away from the roof, rainwater could damage your landscaping or leak into your foundation.
Your gutters should always be in good condition if they are going to provide the necessary protection for your home. They need to be sloped properly and cleaned of leaves and debris so that the water doesn’t pool on your roof and damage the shingles. You can have them repaired, replaced, or cleaned to give your roof a good start for the summer.
Need Roofing Services? Contact Us!
Do you need roofing services for your home? At Diversified Roofing, our roofers offer roof replacement, roof maintenance, and repair services in both Lancaster and Chester Counties. Contact us today to get your roof on track for the summer.