During the summer time there are some things you can do to help maintain your roof. Whether you decide to call a roofing company or not, here are some things to look for when trying to maintain your roof:
Central NJ Roofing Company Tips
- Do a gutter check – Check your gutters for debris, but also to be sure they are attached properly and are draining the way they are intended. Leaves build up in gutters, causing water to pool and back up under the eaves of your home. The prolonged weight of the debris can also cause your gutter to separate from the roof and impede the water flow. Clean your gutters (or have a roofing company help) once a month and check them after each storm to ensure proper water flow.
- Check for buildup on your roof – Do a visual inspection each summer for moss on your roof. Moss and algae grow rampantly in the summertime and can quickly cover a residential roof. Moss causes moisture damage and rotting of the wood underneath. On a dry day, you may be able to brush the moss off with a broom, but over time the moss will become more attached and may require a pressure washing to remove. Be sure to consult with a professional roofing company for this.
- Check ventilation – Check your attic for proper ventilation. Hot air rises through the attic and can become trapped without proper ventilation. This leads to moisture problems that, without fail, shorten the life of your roof and roof deck.
- Inspect your shingles – Do a visual inspection once a month by walking around your home and looking for sagging, or missing shingles. Of course any internal signs of water seepage such as stains on your ceiling or bubbling paint indicate a serious problem that needs immediate attention from a roofing company.
Biondo Contracting is a Central NJ roofing company that offers roof installations, roof repairs, and many other roofing services to towns such as East Brunswick, Milltown, South River, Manalapan, Aberdeen, Colts Neck, Hillsborough, Bernardsville, and many more. Contact today at (732)257-2926 or visit the website.