Summer is just around the corner, and the heat will be in full blast. Your roof protects you from that harsh summer sun, so make sure it’s in optimal working order. After being beaten up during the winter months, your roof’s vulnerabilities may be worse than you think. You should check your roof’s condition often to ensure there are no problems. A minor problem now can become a massive problem quickly. That’s why you should fix it right away before it becomes more expensive to repair. Here are some action steps you can take:

  1. Make Sure Your Gutters and Downspouts Are Clean and Clear

    Gutters and downspouts are massively important to your roof’s functionality. It’s vital you check them to make sure that there’s no debris or waste clogging them up. If water cannot flow smoothly through your gutters, you need to correct that right away. Winter months bring a lot of heavy snow and water. The weight from ice and snow can warp gutters or leave them broken. You may have spots where water stands still that also need repairing. Checking your roof’s overall condition is a good idea, especially before it gets extremely hot up there and too uncomfortable to check yourself.

  2. Check Your Skylight for Debris or Clutter

    Your skylight is there to brighten rooms and make them feel bigger. They can open up a small space where a normal window wouldn’t fit. That’s why you don’t want anything blocking the glass. Debris can darken the very room you want to brighten. It’s important that you clean any clutter covering your skylight. This way, you can enjoy the bright summer sun from inside.

  3. Look for Any Cracked or Missing Shingles

    Cracked or missing shingles may not seem urgent, but they can be signs of serious damage. Even just one missing shingle means there’s a hole in the roofing, like a weak link in a chain. That hole being open over the winter means water was likely getting into your roof. Small amounts of water damage on the surface usually means huge amounts of water damage underneath. This can end up being a serious problem. You should contact a roofing expert if you notice water damage on the surface of your roof.

  4. Take Pictures of the Roof’s Current Condition and Keep a Log

    You should always take a series of pictures of your roof anytime you go up there. If you have a collection of pictures of your roof throughout the season, you’ll have documentation of its overall condition. Most smartphones allow you to create folders where you can save them. Comparing pictures from last summer to this summer can help you understand the direction your roof’s condition may be heading. This can help you decide whether to spot-fix problems, call for a professional inspection, or look into what it would take to get a brand-new roof.

  5. Always Use Proper Safety Equipment on the Roof

    It’s important that you stay safe when you’re inspecting your roof. It can be dangerous up there. We recommend you bring someone with you or have them guide you around the roof from below. This way they can see some things you maybe can’t from up on the roof. Additionally, always make sure your ladder is sturdy and not a compromising factor to your safety. You can also use fall protection equipment to double down on safety. Lastly, just watch your step up there. It can be hard navigating a roof’s slants, breaks, and grades. The last thing you want to do is slip or trip. You also don’t want to step on anything you shouldn’t that could damage the roof.

If you are concerned about your roof’s integrity, call your Milwaukee experts, Community Roofing and Restoration. We can make the climb to the top, so you don’t have to risk it. Our expert roofers can spot any problems, and we’re happy to give you a free estimate. We’ve been at this since 1975, so we’ve seen it all.

If You Discover You Need a New Roof

We think anytime is a great time for a new roof if one is needed, but here are a few reasons why summer is the best time to get a new one.

  1. There’s a Good Chance You’ll Be Vacationing

    Let’s face it: getting a new roof can be a bit inconvenient. There’s a crew of expert technicians out there every day tearing off your current roof. They’re throwing old broken shingles into a dumpster. They’re hammering nails and cutting wood. It gets loud and messy for a bit. Why not schedule a mid-summer vacation while you’re getting a new roof? You might even have one planned already. You can leave for two weeks and come back to a brand new roof! No hassle, no inconvenient noise or debris, just a brand new roof for you to enjoy for decades to come.

  2. The Weather is Much More Cooperative

    Our team of roofers at Community Roofing works year-round. However, extreme weather does mean we can’t get out and work. That’s why summer is a great time for a new roof. There are hardly any harsh summer storms, crazy rain, or hurricanes (kidding) from Lake Michigan this time of year. Our teams can work almost every single day in the summer. Not to mention, having an exposed roof during a “harmless” spring shower is actually dangerous. It can be detrimental to your roof’s progress if there’s rain getting into places it shouldn’t. It’s also rather dangerous to be on a roof during rainfall. Amicable summer weather is the best time for a new roof installation.

  3. Go with the Pros for Your New Summer Roof

    Community Roofing & Restoration is Milwaukee’s leading roofing company. We have over 40 years of experience in the industry. If you have been thinking about repairing your roof or getting a brand new one, summer is the best time to do it. If you think your roof might need some work but aren’t positive about what’s wrong, now is the time to find out. Ignoring one small problem now can lead to some expensive work later. It’s better to get a jump on the problem before it gets out of control.

Contact us today for a free estimate. We can tell you exactly what’s wrong with your roof and what, if anything, needs to be done now to save you money in the future.

Need A New Roof? Contact The Experts.

We’ve been working the residents of Southeastern Wisconsin since 1975. Contact us today for a quick quote on your roofing project.