Summer might be the favorite season of many of us, but it is also a period that is difficult for roofs, a period of high heat, strong UV radiation and strong storms, too. Roofs being exposed to so much during the summer, they need all the protection they can get to be able to stand up to all the challenges – Colorado Springs roofing companies offer roof protection measures and maintenance tips that you can implement:
- Regular inspections – your roof needs to undergo two detailed, professional inspections a year, one in spring and one in fall, but it is a good idea to perform additional checks after storms and prolonged rainy periods. Stepping up the frequency of the inspections makes sure that any roof fault is caught when it is still small;
- Trim your trees – large trees keep shade and improve the quality of the air on your property, but any limb that overhangs the roof can be broken and dropped onto the roof by winds and storms. To prevent that from happening, regularly inspect your trees and cut off any branches that seem weakened;
- Maintain the drainage system – regularly cleaning, inspecting and, if necessary, repairing the gutters and the downspouts is essential for ensuring proper water shedding from the roof.