It’s summer time! That means the gloomy weather is gone and we can go out and enjoy the sun and those outdoor activities. It also means that the damage from spring storms and “April showers” is making itself more obvious on your roof. Peak Roofing & Construction is here to help you with summer roof repairs and get your roof back into tip-top shape. The early summer is the best time to get your repairs done, so act now before those “Texas afternoon thunderstorms” start to roll in with that hot weather.
Most Common Summer Roof Repairs
The most common damage that is seen can luckily be repaired easily enough. These include:
- Missing Shingles
- Flashing Leaks
- Gutter Damage
- Insufficient Ventilation
Getting these issues taken care of now will guarantee the prevention of worse damage that will occur with the oncoming storms and weather in the months to come.
Missing shingles is the most common reason for leaky roofs. With the very common asphalt shingles on modern homes, it is hard to see if there are a couple missing, let alone one, unless you see them in your yard.
Flashing leaks are where there is an unsealed gap along the edge of the roof and any other interrupting surface on the roof. Examples are along skylights, chimneys, any metalwork, along walls, and pipes.
The gutters of your home may be old or damaged which can result in the angle of the gutter not being steep enough. This leads to pooling water and caught debris that can attribute to rot along the edge of the roof. Gutters can also leak at any of the unsealed miters connecting the sections.
Another commonly repaired system is the ventilation. Usually occurring in older homes, roofs with inadequate ventilation can develop dry rot and the roof will deteriorate from the inside outwards.