Summer is here and the last thing you probably want to think about is roof maintenance. We get it. You’d rather be out enjoying the sunshine, visiting the beach, or firing up the barbecue, but roof maintenance is important and the tips our expert roofer Dublin team provide in this post will only take a few minutes or up to a couple of hours to complete and believe us, this is time well spent and it could save you a lot of money on roof repairs down the line.
For safety reasons, all the tips provided by our roofer Dublin team can be performed from the ground so you won’t need to get up on your roof. If there is anything that requires attention, we recommend you contact our Dublin roofers to carry out the roof repair. Roof safety is not something to be taken lightly and if you are intending to get up on your roof make sure you follow all the ladder safety protocols.
Roofer Dublin – Summer Roof Maintenance Checklist
All of the jobs listed below can be performed at any time during the day, although if it is supposed to be a hot one, early morning will work best. Be sure to have some gloves to hand and maybe even a pair of binoculars.
- Inspect your Roof: Walk around the entire perimeter of your home and look for any lifted, loose, cracked, or chipped tiles or slates. Be on the lookout for moss or any other type of fungal growth too. See if there is any debris gathered in the corners or roof valleys. This is a general inspection where you are looking for any visible roof damage.
- Flashing: Check the flashing around your chimney, skylights, vents, satellite dish, etc. Flashing can come loose during winter weather and it can deteriorate over time too.
- Eaves: Check the underside of your eaves for any debris or dirt that may have gathered over the winter and remove it. We suggest a little bit of care here as this can be a place where bees and wasps like to build nests.
- Gutters: Check for any loose gutters. Strong winds and heavy rains can loosen gutters so tighten all the bolts and make sure the gutters are properly aligned too. This is the perfect time to clean out your gutters and downpipes too. You’d be surprised how much can gather in them over winter and spring. Once you’ve cleaned them, make sure that you test them for any leaks by running water through them with a garden hose.
As you can see, the list of jobs isn’t too big but all roof maintenance is important and by carrying out your inspections regularly you’ll be able to detect any problems and have them fixed right away. For a thorough roof inspection, you can get in touch with Roofing Experts today and one of our dedicated roofer Dublin team will call you. Remember, small roofing repairs done today prevents big roof repairs down the line.