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Pre-Summer Roof Repair Checklist – Part 2

May 21, 2024

In our last blog, we gave you the first part of our pre-summer roof repair and maintenance checklist. We covered a lot, but there’s more to do to ensure your roof is ready for summer. Roof repairs are the last thing you want to think about when you’re trying to relax and enjoy some time off.

 

Don’t let roof repair spoil your summer! To protect your home, check off the last of these maintenance items.

 

Inspect Chimneys, Vents, and Skylights

We mentioned before checking the flashing and seals around the chimneys, vents, and skylights, but flashing and seals aren’t the only things that can break down. If you have a brick chimney, look for loose bricks, cracked mortar, or other signs of deterioration. Adequate ventilation throughout the roof and attic is crucial, so you should clear the vents of debris regularly. If you have skylights, check for leaks around the seals and for cracks in the glass.

 

Look for Signs of Moisture Damage

Leaks have a way of appearing where you least expect them, and the signs of damage aren’t always at the source. Inspect your interior walls and ceilings for water stains or discoloration. If you find any signs of leaks, address them right away to avoid structural damage or mold growth.

 

Schedule a Professional Inspection

Although there are many things you can do yourself to identify issues with your roof, a professional inspection is a good idea. Professional roofers are familiar with common maintenance issues and know what to look for. They also have the tools and equipment to safely get up on the roof and inspect the areas you can’t see from the ground. Whenever you have a roof inspection, you should always keep the documentation so you know what work has been done. Next time you need roof repairs, you will have a record of the last time someone worked on your roof and what they did.

 

Patriot Roofing Takes Care of All Your Roof Repair Needs

The roof is your home’s first defense against the elements. Keeping your roof in good repair is essential to keeping your home and family safe. At Patriot Roofing, we understand the value of a well-protected home, and we are dedicated to meeting all your roof repair needs.

 

Contact us today for a quote and for more information about our services.