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Summertime Roof Maintenance Tips

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At Hercules Roofing, we talk a lot about how it is important to regularly inspect your roof. Early detection of leaks can prevent headaches – literally. As water gets into your home, mold starts to grow which can cause a multitude of health problems, including headaches. The stress from locating leaks and paying repair bills can cause headaches, too. So, if you regularly check your roof, you can catch problems early before they get too large and too expensive. Here are a few important things to look for this summer:

Scrutinize Roof Shingles

The shingles that line your roof are the first line of defense for your roof. Damaged or missing shingles mean a leaky roof. If those shingles are lifting up, it is easier for water to get into the underlayment and into the house. Over time, water and wind from storms beat down on the roof and wear away the grit of the asphalt shingles diminishing their effectiveness.

Not all damaged shingles will be visibly lifting up, but that’s not the only sign they need to be replaced. Torn shingles and shingle creases are two other common signs that those shingles need to be replaced. Hercules Roofing believes that not all roofs need a replacement. Instead, many problems, like shingle replacement, can and should be repaired before the problem turns into a leak.

Inspect Roof Flashing

Roof flashing is usually made from rust-resistant metal, and it is placed around skylights, chimneys, and vents to create a barrier between the roof and the inside. It also runs along the valleys and crevices of the roof to direct water. Caulk is used to create a seal, and this caulk could wear over time.

Monitoring the points of contact on your roof with flashing is another way to take spot problems before they start. Summer heat can cause the caulk to swell and contract over time which wears it away. If you do notice worn-out caulking or leaks, call Hercules Roofing as soon as possible. We offer 24/7 emergency roof repair and inspections. Taking care of the problem before it gets worse could save you a lot of money in repair bills.

Check Your Drains And Gutters

Clogged drains and gutters can create a multitude of problems. Water overflow could accumulate around your home causing erosion at the foundation. Also, leaves and debris in the gutter are great places for pests to hide, and these pests will eventually find their way into your home. But for your roof, it could cause the shingles to rot and leaks inside your home leading to even bigger problems like mold.

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Inspecting Your Roof As Hurricane Season Approaches

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Hurricane season is not something that you walk into blindly. Being prepared and ready for any and all situations is the only way to fully protect yourself from the unpredictability of a storm. Your house is no longer just the place you live, it becomes your first line of defense. As a homeowner, it is your duty to inspect and ensure that your house is capable to withstand storm force winds and rain. Luckily, the team at Hercules Roofing has provided you with the correct way to inspect your roof as the 2018 Hurricane Season approaches.

Check your shingles

The winds of a hurricane are not a force to reckon with. You need to make certain that everything on your roof that has the ability to come loose won’t budge. Nailing down or caulking your shingles can help secure any shingles that may have the potential to fly off during the storm. If not fully set in place, loose shingles will create a threat to your home and the safety of you and your family.

Clear your gutter

Your drainage system is a big factor of protection during a hurricane. We often forget that clearing out a clogged gutter is vital to ensure that the monstrous loads of rain will be shed from your roof. Before it is too late, clean out and clear your gutters of any debris that has accumulated over time. A clogged gutter will ineffectively drain the rainwater from the storm and cause major problems. Making sure that there is a clear pathway for stormwater to accumulate and drain out will protect your roof from damage.

Get your roof inspected

The most essential and smart way to take on hurricane season head-on is to hire a licensed roofing professional to inspect your roof. A professional has the knowledge and capabilities to check if your roof is prepared for upcoming hurricane conditions. After inspecting all aspects of your roof, a detailed report will be given notifying you of any problems that need your attention. Hiring an experienced team of specialists will take away the uneasy and vulnerable feeling that hurricanes leave us with.

Prepare for this hurricane season with the help of Hercules Roofing

Hurricane season is stressful, to say the least. While you’re off buying batteries and nonperishable food, trust the team at Hercules Roofing to inspect your roof before a hurricane hits. Hiring a professional will help take that stress off your hands. The team at Hercules Roofing takes pride in our ability to use our resources and expertise to find the best solution to your roofing issues. Put your safety in our hands. Call us at 561-562-4992 or contact us here for a free estimate!

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