Maintaining your roof is essential for every house. It protects your home from bad weather and other calamities. Finding tips for maintaining your roof is easy, but season-specific tips aren’t common. Your roof withstands tough climates. It endures snow, ice, rains, harsh winds, a stockpile of fallen leaves, and sometimes, even little animals. Different seasons will affect your roof differently. Hence, knowing how to rectify your roof in various situations is crucial. Here are some things to keep in mind to protect your roof in every season:
Winter can bring minus temperatures. Hence, it is very to insulate your attic. It should have at least one layer of proper insulation. An insulated attic will help to keep your home warm during winter. Improper insulation can result in water condensation, which can damage your roof and ceilings. Ensure the insulation is done accurately. You can remove snow on your roof to prevent ice. However, if not done efficiently, you can damage your roof. It would be best to hire a roofing contractor to do the job.
In the season of spring, you will experience warm, pleasant weather. Inspect your attic and roof for any damage done by wind, ice and snow. Secure any loose or broken shingles with asphalt roofing cement. No snowfalls anymore, but there is an opportunity for rodents and other small creatures to enter your roof. Additionally, there could be trees covering your roof, which you will need to maintain and trim. Trimming the surrounding trees will also prevent animals like squirrels from breaking into your roof. Some trivial tasks and inspections can be done by homeowners themselves, but it would be advised to hire roofing contractors for difficult inspections and fixes.
During the summer season, ensure to improve your house’s ventilation. You would be required to install ventilation fans in your attic. Remember to declutter your attic in a way you don’t block any vents. Finding moss is very common during summer too, but you must pay close attention to avoid it and prevent further roof damage. Hiring a roofing contractor to inspect your roof for moss growth and other damages would be an excellent decision to ensure any other necessary precautions.
The climate experiences gradual drops in temperature during autumn. Trees shed their leaves during the season, and the collected leaves damage your roof. The accumulated fallen leaves can also damage your roof’s eavestrough, sheath, and rafters. Ensure you clear your roof frequently during this season. You can also use a professional’s help for this purpose.
Though not a particular season, it rains mostly during spring and autumn, and accumulated rainwater on your roof can cause some damage too. Rainwater can lead to the growth of moss, mould, rotting and cracks in the ceiling. Make sure to call a professional to clean your roof and the eavestrough, so rainwater is not collected in it to increase any deterioration.
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