Roof Maintenance Tips for Summer Weather

The first day of summer is June 21st. Is your roof ready for the season? If not, the best way to protect your roof this summer is by scheduling professional roofing maintenance with ECO-Touch Roofing. Maintenance includes a full roof inspection and small repairs from a licensed roofing company that can keep your roof in excellent condition.

Remember—hurricane season is right around the corner. Now is the time to fortify your roof to protect it from the heavy rain and strong winds that hurricanes bring. Roof maintenance is a vital part of your roof’s performance and should not be neglected.

Roof Maintenance Checklist

Professional roof maintenance should include a comprehensive inspection to ensure that every component of your roof is in good shape and proper working order. A checklist includes the following items:

  • Roof leaks
  • The condition of the roof flashing
  • Tree limb overhang
  • Missing shingles or metal roof components
  • The presence of moss, mold or algae
  • The condition of the eave
  • The condition of all roofing materials
  • Gutter blockages

1. Roof Leak Inspection

Our company will examine your roof for damages, missing materials, or staining caused by rust, moss, or water damage. The roof inspection also involves checking the flashing underneath the roofing material for signs of leaks, cracks, or pest invasion.

2. The Condition of the Roof Flashing

Your roof may contain valley flashing, continuous flashing, drip edges, or rubber boots. Our inspector will assess the condition of all of the above items on your roof. We will look for signs of wear, corrosion, and displacement and identify areas where water is getting beneath the flashing.

3. Tree Limb Overhang

The inspector may recommend that you cut back tree limbs that will prevent damage from falling branches, debris, and disease. This is especially helpful during hurricane season.

4. Missing Shingles

A few missing shingles are not a sign that you need a new roof. However, your roofing company needs to make the repairs right away. Replacing the shingles revives the look of your roof. It also protects the underlayment and decking from direct wind and water exposure. 

5. Moss, Mold, or Algae

If you notice mold, moss, or algae on your roof, you should contact ECO-Touch roofing to remove it. A cleaning company can treat the roof and also make recommendations regarding how you can prevent further mold growth. We can also restore the look of your roof, which improves your property’s overall curb appeal.

6. Full Eave Inspection

An eave is the edge of the roof that overhangs the exterior siding. The eaves can leak where they are attached to the house, allowing water to seep into the framework, insulation, and drywall. It’s important that the eave is in good condition so that wind or water cannot cause damage.

7. Condition of All Roofing Components

Roofing components refers to main materials—like shingles and metal panels—and supporting materials—such as underlayment, nails, decking, insulation and ventilation. Each of these components is important to the roofing system, as they protect your home.

8. Clear Out the Gutters

Your gutters should work properly to prevent water damage, leaks, mold, and pest infestation. ECO-Touch Roofing will inspect your gutter system to ensure that there are no blockages and that the water is draining as it should. The roofer may clean your gutters and inspect all components to check for damage or rust.

Schedule an Appointment with ECO-Touch Roofing Today!

If it has been a while since you’ve had roof maintenance, now is the time to schedule an inspection. ECO-Touch Roofing offers a complete inspection of your roof. Contact us at 214-771-8706 to schedule your roof inspection.


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