4 Ways to Renovate Your Roof for Summer

4 Ways to Renovate Your Roof for Summer
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    As you make your summer preparations, it's important not to forget a crucial component of your home: your roof.

    Though it may seem as though your roof doesn't need much to be ready for the summer, it may need more attention than you realize.

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The best way to understand what your roof might need is to understand what it is currently lacking. To point out what might be missing, here are tips on four ways to renovate your roof for summer.

Add Gutter Guards

Though summer isn’t known for a lot of debris falling from trees, it is known for major storms. These storms require your gutters to be free of debris to prevent overflowing, which can potentially damage your home’s foundation.

To help protect your gutters and keep them flowing as they should, gutter guards are an important summer roof renovation. In addition to protecting against summer storms, installing gutter guards now will ensure that you have protection in place when leaves start to drop in the fall.

Add Proper Ventilation

A poorly ventilated attic can lead to a build-up of humid air. Over time, this humid air can penetrate the wood that makes up your roof sheathing, causing it to be softer than it should.

Eventually, this can cause the individual pieces of wood to bend, leading to small dips and valleys over the surface of your roof. By increasing your attic ventilation, you help to ensure that humid air is able to easily exit your home so that there is no build-up of moisture and that your home stays more comfortable.

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Change the Color

The nice summer weather makes a great time to debut a major change on the exterior of your home. By hiring roofing services to install a new roof, you can improve your home’s exterior protection and even change your home’s exterior appearance by opting for a new roof color.

A new roof provides increased protection from falling limbs, heavy rain, and high winds while ensuring that any leaks are stopped in their tracks.

Remove Nearby Branches

Low-hanging tree branches are a concern at any time of the year. During the summer, however, they can be especially problematic because the leaves on the branches can help retain moisture, meaning that the moisture sits on the roof for long periods of time.

This can lead to the growth of algae, mold, and other unwelcome visitors that can cause your roof to deteriorate. Therefore, once your trees have a chance to fully leaf-out, look for any low-hanging branches that you or a tree service will need to remove.

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Keep An Eye Out

Even if your roof is in good shape as the summer begins, that doesn’t mean it will stay that way all summer. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep an eye on your roof throughout the summer to ensure it’s still in good condition.

This is especially important after major storms, as they can cause sudden, significant damage to your roof that could cause problems for your entire home. By remaining vigilant, you will ensure that your home retains the protection it deserves.

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Brook Chaplan

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