Summer maintenance tips from a Covington roofer.

The hottest time of the year is upon us. That means scorching temperatures, torrential downpours, and even hurricanes. Covington homeowners know how much of a threat this inclement weather can be to even the strongest roof. The best way to avoid severe roof damage during the summer months is to stay prepared. The experts at Ryson Roofing are here to help. Here are five tips for summertime roof maintenance from a Covington roofer.

1. Clean Your Gutters

We know the last thing you want to do with your weekends is clean out your gutters. Did you know that gutters play an integral part in your roof’s lifespan? Your gutters can accumulate debris like insects, leaves, sticks, and shingle granules. This debris builds up until, eventually, it clogs up your gutters and downspouts. You may be asking yourself what the big deal is. Aside from being generally gross, a clog can lead to standing water. Standing water pools up and sits in your gutters, eventually getting trapped underneath your shingles. Trapped moisture underneath your shingles can lead to mold, mildew, and even decay.

2. Check for Moss and Algae

While you’re up there cleaning your gutters, it might be a good idea to check your roof for mold. Summer in Louisiana brings more than just heat; it also brings its fair share of rain. These two things come together to create the perfect conditions for unwanted vegetation. Plants like moss and algae thrive in warm and humid temperatures. Trapped moisture is bad news for your roof. When left to sit for too long, moss and algae will cause your shingles to curl up, exposing your roof and putting you at risk for mold. 

3. Cut Tree Limbs

Trees are a beautiful addition to any yard. Not to mention, they provide shade during hot Louisiana summers. Although trees can add undeniable beauty to our yards, they can also pose a threat. Unhealthy tree branches are particularly vulnerable to the heavy winds of storms. One unhealthy, overhanging branch can lead to severe damage for your roof. Since it’s hard to determine the health of individual tree limbs, it’s best to take preventive action. Trim down any tree limbs that are overhanging or drooping over your roof for better protection.

4. Get a Professional Inspection!

Our fourth and final tip may be the most helpful. It can be hard inspecting your roof if you don’t know what to look for. The only way to be sure about the state of your roof is by contacting a professional. Ryson Roofing makes this easy with our roofing inspections. Ryson performs in-depth inspections to ensure that your roof gets the repairs that you need. No damage? No problem! Ryson roof inspections are easy and free. 

Looking for a Roofer to Inspect Your Covington Home?

What are you waiting for? Contact us today to have a professional roofer inspect your Covington home. When left unnoticed, roof damage can cause severe issues for your home. Take preventive measures now before you have to pay the price tomorrow. Ryson serves over 20 areas in Louisiana, including Covington. Request an inspection online or give us a call at 504-667-2386 today!