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Summertime is the perfect time to think about your roof. But, when it’s too hot outside, there are a few things you can do to make sure your family is safe and comfortable on the inside.

Your roof may also have taken quite a knock during the winter and spring storm season. Therefore it’s best to prep your roof for the summer months so that it can function optimally.


These are some summer roofing tips to help your roof survive the sunny season:


Roof Inspection

The only way to determine how your roof fared against the stormy weather is by having your roof inspected by a professional roofer. Your roofer will determine what needs to be repaired, what needs to be replaced, and which parts survived the winter.

You may be thinking that you can inspect your roof without having to pay someone to do it. However, there are some things that only a trained roofing eye will be able to pick up.


Remove Debris

Winter winds bring with them significant debris, some of which gets deposited in and around your roofing system. This can lead to blocked gutters and pests as well as put considerable strain on the structure itself. However, if winter’s dust consists mostly of leaves or twigs, then it could inspire a small fire hazard for you.

It’s essential to remove the debris from your roof so that it not only functions better but looks so much better as well. There’s nothing that deteriorates your curb appeal quite like a dirty roof.


Replace Missing Shingles

You may find that your roof has lost shingles to the stormy season. This leaves gaps in your roof, which is not only unsightly but exposes your home to all sorts of elements. The sun’s rays can now dry out those shingles and cause them to curl, crack or break! Replacing missing pieces is essential for complete roofing protection (both from outside forces and mold). And what better way than by installing new roofing shingles.


Roof Coatings

You can give your roofing system a brand new look and feel with a high-quality roof coating. Roof coatings help to protect your roof from the sun’s harmful UV rays; it prevents water from penetrating your roof as well as increases its reflectivity rate. Roof coatings are available in a wide variety of colors, so you can paint your roof in just about any color you desire.

For more summer roofing tips or any other roofing queries, don’t hesitate to call Port Orchard Roofing.

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