Here comes the sun; it’s time to have some fun! Summer is almost upon us, and with it comes the rise in heat. Make sure your home is prepared for the warmer temperatures with these three important summer roofing tips from Pacific West Roofing:
Tip #1: Check you insulation/ventilation—Your attic can reach up to 150° F during the summer! Without proper insulation, your cool, air conditioned home can have its temperature skyrocket. You should also make sure your exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathroom are vented properly. Improper installation can lead to moisture buildup, moldy plywood, and costly repairs.
Tip #2: Clear your drains and gutters of debris—By cleaning out your gutters and drains, you will prevent overflow and damage during the seemingly random rain storm that is almost guaranteed to hit Oregon every summer.
Tip #3: Inspect your roof for damage—Study your attic for any moisture damaged or moldy areas, and monitor any potential problem areas as the summer progresses. Be sure to check your roof for small signs of damage, such as missing, loose, or otherwise damaged tiles or shingles. These small spots can quickly become large and costly repairs. Pamplin Media Group – 3 Important summer roofing tips