As we kick off the summer season, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is your roof. However, it’s critical to check your roof’s condition as the temperatures get hotter to avoid any major inconveniences or damages.
Don’t worry – our to-do list consists of quick and easy steps you can take to make sure that the rest of your summer is a breeze! Read on to see how you can make sure your roof is comfortable, cost-efficient and safe.
Check for Cracked Shingles
When roof shingles are cracked, this is called “thermal splitting”. This happens mostly from higher temperatures and can result in serious damage to your roof. These cracks and fissures make your home more susceptible to leaks, which may lead to considerable water damage.
Take Care of Worn Shingle Edges
Roof shingles should be smooth and lie flat on the roof. This not only gives your roof a polished look, but it also forms a protective seal. If you notice that the shingles on your roof are curled, bumpy looking or cupped this might indicate a problem. Some factors that may cause shingles to shift include the age of the roof, the temperature or the overall condition of the roof. Occasionally, the shingles will fix themselves and smooth out, but if not then professional repairs are necessary.
Check Your Gutters
Clean your gutters, drains and downspouts. If you can run water through them without any leaks, then you are good to go!
Consider Your Roof’s Age
If you haven’t had any work done on your roof for 20 years or more, you should seriously consider replacing your shingles. There may be damaged spots that aren’t visible to the untrained eye. Even small cracks can result in serious consequences and expensive repairs. It’s better to be safe than sorry!
I May Have Found an Issue. What’s the Next Step?
By keeping an eye on your roof you can catch any issues early on, which can save a lot of money. Some issues, such as individual shingle thermal splitting, can be resolved by replacing one single panel. Unfortunately, once damage spreads it is likely that you will need to replace the entire roof. Being proactive is your best bet at avoiding this unfortunate circumstance!
Where Can I Look for Help?
Whether you notice some damage to your shingles or you are just looking for a roofing makeover, call Momentum Home today! We have been offering seamless and sustainable roof replacement, remediation and repair services to our customers for over 10 years. Our workmanship, materials and quality make us a standout among roofing businesses across the country. We want our customers to love where they live, which is why it’s our mission to provide high quality home improvement services at an affordable price.
At Momentum Home, we’ve redefined renovation. With highly skilled teams dedicated to helping you and your family every step of the way, we ensure a customer experience that is second-to-none. Bring your home into the future and join Team Momentum.