We are now officially experiencing the summer heat. And for folks here in the St. Augustine area, that usually means time to really soak in the summer sun and enjoy the ocean views. Summer is the time for picnics, sporting events, and relaxing at the beach.
Well, that’s what we like to tell ourselves, at least. We want to be able to do all those things during the summer, naturally. But we also have to work, deal with extreme weather, and, of course, take care of our homes.
An essential part of taking care of our homes during the summer includes roof repair and roof maintenance. There are some specific things to keep in mind when it comes to roof repair and maintenance during the summer. Today’s blog will explore some of the specific obstacles that arise during the summer. And, as always, reach out to J. Adams Roofing with any questions and for all of your expert roof repairs and maintenance in the St. Augustine area.
Keeping Those Gutters Clean
A reasonable place to start when it comes to summertime roof maintenance is with gutter cleaning. This is a pivotal piece of home maintenance, as clogged gutters can lead to poor drainage. Poor drainage, in turn, can lead to a whole host of issues. These include:
- Roof damage
- Foundation damage
- Cracks in sidewalks and driveways
- Landscape erosion
- Personal injury
It’s important to keep the gutters clean year round, but it can be particularly important during the summer months in order to prepare for the increased rainfall and humidity. It’s a relatively easy and straightforward task, but just be sure to take proper safety precautions. Talk to the experts at J. Adams Roofing with any questions.
It’s not always obvious to people that tree trimming is directly related to the health and safety of our roofs. However, trees can pose a level of danger to our roofs and our homes in general, especially during extreme weather events such as hurricanes.
The summer months mean the time of year where there is the most tree growth. Be mindful of the growth and placement of any trees on your property.
Mold and Algae Treatment
As a resident of St. Augustine, you’re no stranger to humidity. But you’re not the only one who’s familiar with humidity. Molds and algaes happen to love humid summers! And these summer months mean increased growth of a whole host of molds and algaes.
The growth of molds and algaes on the roofs of our homes can lead to long-term damage. These pesky guests can be extremely difficult to completely remove from our roofs. The best approach if you find mold and algae growth? Consult professionals. Speaking of professionals…
The best way to ensure the health and safety of your roof is to have a professional inspection. A roof inspector will be able to provide tips on maintenance and any recommendations for roof repairs.
The summer months bring with them unique trials and tribulations, especially in the hot and humid areas around St. Augustine. We provide roofing services that are Hurricane Strong. If you’re looking for the safety and peace of mind that comes from Hurricane Strong service, contact J. Adams Roofing today. You might want to consider a roof inspection for any of the following reasons:
- Haven’t had an inspection in more than a year
- Missing or damaged shingles.
- Recent heavy storms
- Ceiling leaks
- Pain bubbling
- Notable damage on the roofs of neighbors
Adams Roofing provides Hurricane Strong roof repairs and maintenance to the St. Augustine area. Let us help you protect your home during these summer months by contacting us for a free estimate.