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Summer has officially reached Eugene, Oregon and that means a much-needed break from the rain. Summer is a good time to inspect your roof for damage and to reach out to your local roof contractors. Before you contact the Oregon Roof Guys, here are a few maintenance tips for roofs to minimize damage and future repair costs.
Clean and Repair Your Gutters
Summer is the perfect time to check and clean your gutters to ensure they are in good, working condition. Clear out all leaves and other debris from your gutters. If gutters become clogged, water won’t drain properly and you may end up with mildew damage and sagging gutters. While inspecting your gutters, be sure to check the brackets holding the gutters in place and the rivets on the downspouts as they may have loosened.
Trim Tree Limbs Near Your Roof
Hanging tree limbs can scrape your roof, damaging the protective granules on your shingles. This could severely reduce the life of your roof. Trim up any tree limbs that are touching or close to your roof.
Clear Off Leaves or Pine Needles
If leaves or pine needles collect on your roof, they retain moisture, foster mildew, block gutters and result in weak spots in your roof. Make sure your roof is clear of any debris so that no excess moisture is held against it.
Look Out for Signs of Pests
Pests such as squirrels, raccoons, and insects can wreak havoc on your roof and home. Check for signs of pests such as rotting areas, soft spots, animal feces, insect damage, and wasp nests.
Check for Missing or Damaged Shingles
One missing or cracked shingle might not seem like a big deal, but it’s better to catch it and fix it as early as you can to prevent any further damage. If you spot any missing or damaged shingles, be sure to call your local roof contractors for assistance.
Routine roof maintenance is very important and if you find any kind of damage or don’t feel comfortable checking your roof yourself, call the Oregon Roof Guys. We offer roof replacement, roof repair, and annual inspections. Give us a call today!