Need to have a roof installed, repaired, or replaced? With summer just around the corner, now is the right time to prepare your roof for the season.
Excessively high temperatures can take a toll on residential roofing systems. It is, therefore, critical to take some important steps to prepare your roof for the sweltering sun. Here are the 5 basic roof repair and maintenance steps to take to protect your roof from the unrelenting damage caused by summer storms and heat:
Record breaking summer temperatures can cause substantial damage to a roof. If a roof becomes too warm, the flat rubber roof could crack or break. Ultimately, the overall structure of a property heats up too much.
One of the simplest ways to protect the roof as well as the interior of your home from heat is by painting the roof silver or white. Alternatively, you can use light shade tiles or shingles. A cool roof absorbs less heat by reflecting the sun’s UV rays. Moreover, a freshly painted roof boosts a property’s visual appeal.
Add extra insulation to the attic. Make sure it is inspected beforehand. Pay attention to ventilation in the attic because it allows roof shingles and tiles to stay cooler.
In order to prepare the roof for massive thunderstorms during the summer season, get impact resistant asphalt shingles. This safeguards the roof from hail (1.5 inch diameter). In addition, it also prevents the occurrence of leaks that could cause water damage. Call roofing professionals for successful installation of resistant asphalt shingles.
If you are anticipating summer hurricanes, add hurricane supports underneath the roof. Hurricane supports secure the roof to the four walls of a property to prevent damage due to strong winds.
Inspection is the key to a robust, well-functioning roof. Check the general appearance of the roof. Do you see curled, broken, split or missing or loose shingles? Is it leaking from anywhere? Equally important is to focus on the rain gutters. Rain gutters should be clean for proper water drainage to take place. Leaves and debris can clog rain gutters.
While DIY roof inspection is possible, experts know what’s best for your home’s roof. If you have any queries or concerns regarding rain gutters or roofing, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us online. As one of the most reputable roofing companies in New York, at NY Roofing we can install, repair or replace any type of roof. Call: (646)-838-0441 today!