With average daily temperatures nearing 90 degrees, regular storms and downpours, and the off chance of a tropical storm or hurricane, summers in Florida are truly unlike just about anywhere else in the country. And the last thing you want to experience in a summer storm is a roof leak. Now’s the time to prepare your Florida home for the state’s hot, stormy season. Here’s how to do it:
Prepping Your Roof for Summer
Inspect Your Gutters/Roof
As spring winds down, get out your ladder and get up near the roofline. Check for debris in the gutters that could prevent proper drainage and any signs of roof or shingle damage that could pose a problem in the summer. Also, be on the lookout for mold, mildew, or algae growth that could compromise the integrity of your roof.
Check Around Your Roof
While it’s important to inspect your roof and gutters, it’s also important to check the areas around your roof as well. Trim back tree limbs that could fall on your roof or scrape it. Trimming tree limbs will also likely limit the number of leaves, pine needles and other debris that falls onto your roof and into your gutter system.
Schedule a Roof Inspection
The best way to ensure your roof is ready for the stormy, hot season is to contact a contractor to schedule a professional inspection. Oftentimes, homeowners don’t realize there’s a problem with their roof until it’s too late. A professional inspection can identify any potential problems with the roof or flashing and make the necessary repairs before significant problems arise. Regular inspections are also key to maximizing the longevity of the roof.
Contact Perry Roofing Today
For more information on how to prepare your roof for summer and to schedule a professional roof inspection, contact Perry Roofing today.