Delaware’s summers are notorious for extreme heat and humidity, not to mention violent thunder and hail storms. Last summer many of the homes around our area took a real beating and needed extensive roof repairs and roof replacement. While Mother Nature is out of our control, there are certain steps homeowners can take to prepare their roofs for the summer season ahead.
Step 1: Clear all drains and gutters of debris that could cause them to overflow.
Step 2: Ensure your attic has appropriate ventilation to let hot air out; stagnant air causes damaging moisture to your roof’s wood decking and rafters.
Step 3: Complete roof repairs, replace shingles, and/or seal your flat roof.
Step 4: Ensure your attic has adequate insulation that is up to code.
Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements and a major investment. By following a regular inspection and maintenance routine, you’ll be able to protect your most prized possessions, your family, from the elements. In addition, these 4 steps will also serve to prolong the lifespan of your roof.
Ferris Home Improvements, a residential roofing company in Delaware, has been helping homeowners all around our community maintain a healthy roof. If you need help with roof repairs, shingle repair or roof replacement, give our residential roofing contractors in Delaware a call today! We serve Wilmington, Newport, New Castle, Bear and Newark, Delaware. Keep in mind that it is wise to have your roof inspected after any extreme weather event, such as hail, tornado, hurricane or high winds. Many times, damage to roofs from such events are covered by homeowners insurance.