- Start early. No one wants to stare at their roof in the heat of the day. Get up at 7, make your tea or coffee and get outside.
- Use binoculars to inspect for water leaks at the roof and chimney. You’ll want to pay close attention for any deteriorated, missing or damaged roofing material as these can be signs of water leakage.
- Use a weather-resistant caulk to seal minor reachable cracks on your home’s exterior, walkway and driveway to nip the issue in the bud, long before any potential temperature drop.
- The warm weather makes this an ideal time of the year to clean out gutter debris. Practice extreme caution when walking on the roof and follow manufacturer’s instructions when using a ladder to reach gutters. Use a shop vac or your hands to remove debris from the gutters. Contact us for bigger or more risky jobs.
- While cleaning out the gutters, check for an accumulation of asphalt shingle granules. Granule accumulation in the gutters could signal it is time to replace the roof.
- Remove moss and algae from roof to prevent moisture damage and rot. Brush down the roof, using a scrub brush attached to a telescopic pole to detach the moss and algae from the roof. Use caution when moving on the roof; moss and algae can make the roof extremely slippery.
These are all wise precautionary maintenance steps that should be taken to ensure your home is a safe place and won’t cost you a ton to repair later. Contact us at Unique Home Building to speak with a contractor and get your home cleaned, ready and beautiful!