Summer is a time for relaxation and fun, but it is also a busy time for homeowners who want to maintain their property in great condition. One of the maintenance tasks that should not be neglected, no matter how hot it gets, is roof maintenance – here is a checklist for keeping your roof strong and safe all summer:
- Gutter and downspout maintenance – check your gutters and downspouts regularly for clogs and physical damage, such as cracks and breaks. Scrape out any clog and debris that you find and while you are up there, check the fasteners that hold the gutters in place and fix the ones that have become loose. Checking and cleaning the downspouts is also very important – they are responsible for directing the rainwater into the ground, so they should be free from clogs;
- Check the roof vents – your roof vents should also be clog free to allow the unobstructed movement of air underneath the roof;
- Check the roof valleys and any area covered in flashing – flashing stripes that are installed around the roof openings, such as the skylights and the chimneys and in roof valleys are sensitive to impact, so they must be regularly checked and, if necessary, repaired or replaced. The flashing should all be inspected and repaired by Wichita roofing companies with experience in your local area.