Roofing Maintenance is a topic that always gets attention this time of year as many find their roof just can’t survive the hot Australian sun.
The Summer sun can scald plastics that make up your Guttering System or cause paint on the roof to blister.
The following Roofing Maintenance Tips will help your roof survive the Summer Sun. To save yourself doing too much Roofing Maintenance this Summer, call The Leaf Man to have Gutter Guards installed.
Roofing Maintenance tips for the Summer
Roofing Maintenance Tips: Safety
First and foremost, safety is your primary concern when working on your roof. Make sure your ladder is sturdy and is standing on solid ground.
Wear suitable shoes (such as boots. Open toes shoes should not be worn) and clothes (long sleeves to protect yourself from the sun and gloves to protect yourself from insects or sharp edges).
Roofing Maintenance Tips: Removing Debris
High winds and storms cause copious amounts of debris to fall onto your roof and block your gutters. If you fail to clean this debris out of your gutters they will block causing any excess rainwater to spill over the edges onto the ground below. Overflowing gutters can cause significant damage to your home, right down to its foundations.
Roofing Maintenance Tips: Test your Gutters
After you have cleaned your gutters, test them using your garden hose to make sure they are working properly and aren’t leaking or leading water where it shouldn’t go.
Roofing Maintenance Tips: Inspect your Roof after Severe Weather
Even if you have checked your roof with a garden hose, check it again following a severe thunder storm or heavy rain. The storm may have caused further damage that are better fixed sooner rather than later to prevent bigger issues.
From the list of tips above you can see that the majority of roofing issues come from blocked and flooding Gutters. To prevent larger issues arising, install Gutter Guards which will stop the over flow of debris in your gutters and make them much easier to maintain.
If you are after any more Roofing Maintenance Tips or would like to view our range of Gutter Guards to save you having to do too much Roofing Maintenance this Summer contact us.
Written by Heidi Cridland