Summer Roof Maintenance

roofing in NHRoofing in NH is a 24/7 job, 365 days a year. Because it is so important to maintain your roof’s integrity, each season has its maintenance needs. By continuing the cycle of frequent maintenance, you will avoid costly damage from water leakage, lost shingles, and falling gutters. Thankfully, there are only a few things to do when you check on your summer roof maintenance other than calling Corriveau Contracting.

  • Check your gutters for anything that could be blocking them. Checking for blockages and debris will also give you a chance to see if the channel has pulled away from home in any areas. This space could lead to water entering your home and cause damage.
  • During a significant rain, check for shingle lift if you are close to replacing the roof. Lifting shingles could mean that during one of the next storms, you will be losing some shingles. It is best to address the problem the minute you notice the issue rather than waiting for shingles to be on the ground.
  • Look for moss and plan a day to climb the ladder to remove it. The moss can get removed two different ways: sweeping it off while the moss is wet, or using roof moss killer and sweeping it off once it dies. Moss is unsightly and could damage the shingles on your roof and remove the UV protectant layer.
  • Check all of your flashing around the chimney: any skylights, vents, and satellite dishes. You are looking at the metal piece that is around pretty much anything that sticks out of your roof should have proper flashing. If this is loose, then you do not have a watertight seal to protect the inside of the flashing from water damage and possible erosion.
  • Honestly, check for any damage to your home inside and out that could be from your roof, including:
    • Missing shingles
    • Cracks anywhere near the roof
    • Look for water damage inside of the home and try to pinpoint where it could come from (if it is not the pipes, it’s the roof).
  • Check your ventilation. Proper ventilation could cause condensation, which could mean water damage. Having effective ventilation will also help you save electricity because you need to use more power to cool a home that has poor ventilation locking in the heat.

Though this seems like a lot to try to do if you have never checked for roofing maintenance, it will help you in the long run. The reason behind checking your roof during the summer is to make sure that the heat from the summer and any thunderstorms won’t pull off or damage too many shingles, causing a roof replacement down the line. Also, you need to be able to tell if your roof is in trouble on any account to call roofing contractors before it gets too late.

While all of these aspects of summer roofing maintenance seem to be redundant with other aspects of roofing in NH, these are important issues that must get taken into account. The good thing about needing support is that if you are uncomfortable with checking your roof, or are not sure whether you know what is going wrong, you can call Corriveau Contracting.

Our professional roofers will be able to help you determine if it is time to replace your roof or if regular maintenance is all that is required. Call Corriveau Contracting today if you have any questions about your roof this summer at (603)-880-9988.