April showers bring May flowers… but so can May, June, and July rains.
With the immense amount of rain that we have received this year, roofs have taken a fair amount of punishment this season. You may have even noticed a couple of wet spots on your ceiling.
A few things that may to be checked:
- First, missing shingles, are usually not the biggest of problems when they first blow off, but can become one over time. The missing shingles may allow water to begin to trickle in over time and can accelerate already problematic areas.
- Over time, flashings around exhaust stacks, skylights, and chimneys may begin to deteriorate. If cracking has begun to occur, it is probably time for a repair or a replacement to maintain the integrity of the flashing.
- Lastly, check your gutters! Make sure that the gutters and downspouts are clean. The buildup of debris can lead to a couple of different problems including the backup of rain water under shingle edges and weight from debris can cause your gutter to begin to pull away from the roof.
Remember that maintenance is an important part on keeping your roof watertight and resilient. Check out one of our Roof Tune-Up and see if a plan fits your finds!