Handy Summer Roof Care Tips

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No homeowner prefers the expense of replacing their roof. So, the best way to extend the life of a roof is to take up regular maintenance and ensure that the roof is cared for properly. Summer is a good time to inspect the roof and carry out some simple care, which will keep the roof of your home going for years together.

We here at CJ Hughes Roofing have put together some handy summer roof care tips that will help ensure that you roof is always in good condition.

Clear Debris

Inspect the roof for leaves, twigs and branches. These can collect on your roof and block the guttering, as well as causing water stagnation. Stagnant water on the roof can also lead to leaks from vents, joints and chimneys.

Check Condition of the Roof

Summer is the perfect time to check the state of the roof, especially if you have shingles. Ensure that there are no missing or broken shingles, as it can expose the roof wood to the elements, causing any wood to deteriorate. Ensure that all loose roof shingles are fixed in place with roofing cement.

Inspect Gutters

Ensure that the gutters are not blocked with twigs and leaves. This can prevent smooth flow of water during rains and cause the rainwater to wreak havoc with your roof. Also, they should not have any cracks or visible signs of damage.

Trim Overhanging Branches

If there are any branches from nearby trees that hanging over your roof, summer is the perfect time to trim them. This will prevent any falling branches when strong winds hit in the winter causing damage to the roof.

At CJ Hughes, we have more than 37 years of experience in roof repairs and renovations. Our staff is highly trained and experienced to help you with summer roof care if you do not have the time or experience to manage the work yourself. We can fix leaks, install fascias, replace damage guttering and replace shingles.

Whether you have a flat or slanting roof, you can rely on us to provide quality work and service, so that your roof is as good as new. Call us today for a free, no obligation quote. Alternatively, you can request a site visit and we would come to inspect your roof and let you know the repairs and/or maintenance it requires..

 

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