Your roof is your home’s primary defense against bad weather. Unfortunately your roof accumulates weather damage over time. Long-term sun exposure can wear it down and make roof leaks more likely. In this post, Fortenberry Roofing, a top residential roofing contractor, discusses what you need to know about asphalt shingle maintenance during hot weather.
Make Sure Your Attic is Ventilated
Heat can dry out an asphalt shingle and make it brittle. Fortunately, you can minimize this damage by making sure that your attic is well-ventilated. With proper ventilation, your attic will be able to prevent unwanted heat buildup underneath your shingles. This will improve your shingles’ durability and increase its service life. For best results, we also recommend keeping your attic properly insulated as well. The goal is to control the amount of heat that can move through your roof.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
Proper ventilation is just the start, however. As an experienced residential roofing company, we highly recommend scheduling regular roof maintenance. A professional roofing company will be able to spot roofing problems before you do and take the necessary steps to prevent this problem from turning into an issue. They are also able to counteract the natural wear and tear caused by long-term sun exposure. A professional roof inspection can reduce the risk of roof leaks.
Perform Simple Visual Inspections
In addition to asking a professional to take care of your roof for you, you can also perform simple visual inspections. Take a pair of binoculars every once in a while and look for signs of shingle damage to your roof. Look for blisters, cracks and missing shingles. Check your roof penetrations and see if the flashing around them is intact. You should also check your attic for water spots or wet insulation.
You can rely on Fortenberry Roofing for all of your residential roof replacement, maintenance and repair needs. We are your leading/number one provider of roofing services in our area. Give us a call at (806) 429-0822] or fill out our contact form to learn more about our services and products. We serve clients in Littlefield and Herford, TX.