Is Your Roof Screaming for TLC

Screaming from the rooftop

TLC for you Roof!

There is no denying that we are living in a “new normal” but there are still some things that remain the same—like checklists and never-ending projects. Now that we are spending more time at home, its easy for these lists to grow and GROW. You may be thinking about organizing your garage or planting a beautiful garden to enjoy all summer long but rarely do people think about cleaning their roof.

Your roof needs TLC too! Just think of all the brunt force trauma it endures during harsh storms and the ever-changing hurricane seasons. That is why we have curated a comprehensive cleaning checklist for your roof. Yes, that means one more thing on your to-do list, but you will feel safer crossing it off.

Tackle Your Gutters

After a severe storm with harsh winds, there is a chance your gutter is clogged from debris and unwanted materials. If your gutters are clogged, they will not be able to do their job which is to help maintain the integrity of your roof. If the draining system is not working than its likely that your shingles, soffits, siding and more will be susceptible to damage. Damage can happen quickly and your home could be compromised. It is better to prevent and prepare than pay the price later.

Inspect the Roof

Shingles are the first line of defense on your roof. They are the small, overlapping rectangular pieces that layer together to cover your roof. There are several things to watch out for but try to do an examination as best as you can from the ground. Getting on your roof can be dangerous and should be avoided as much as possible.

You want to keep an eye out for missing shingles. If you spot any, you should get them replaced immediately to avoid soft spots in your roof which can lead to infrastructure concerns such as mold, flooding, and rot.

If you notice some shingles have edges that are starting to curl, you may have an issue with the installation or a sign of poor ventilation. Something you want to address sooner rather than later. And if you spot any blistering shingles then you have a problem with excessive moisture being trapped within the shingle. These are incredibly hard to spot from the yard and its best to have a professional come out to inspect at least once a year.

Mold or Mildew

While examining your roof, actively look for any signs of mold or mildew. Mold and mildew can seep into the foundation and cause significant damage if not caught earlier enough. If you notice that the mold has covered a large area- call your roofing professionals for a more thorough inspection. It is important not to take any chances, because it can be dangerous for you and your family.

Trim Branches

Some of the biggest threats to your roof are trees. Hanging branches and overgrown vegetation can threaten the integrity of your roof. The best way to avoid damage is to trim the branches. This can be dangerous if you do not have the right tools or proper know-how so consider hiring an arborist.

General Wear and Tear

General wear and tear that occur naturally over time are typically easy to spot—like sagging or rust on your gutters. Keep in mind that there is always a possibility that your roof and incurred damage that cannot be seen from an untrained eye. Small details are hard to notice from the ground. Roofing professionals, like Sun Coast Roofing & Solar have the experience and expertise to provide you with a comprehensive inspection both inside and out. So, after you clean your gutters and trim your tree branches or if you just don't want to be bothered with any of it yourself.&346;.

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Christina Rochford
Christina, is our creative expert, she specializes in photography with the uncanny ability to capture special moments that would otherwise be lost forever. She maintains our social media platform, and through that avenue has acquired knowledge in the roofing industry, allowing her to share that knowledge through blogs that hopefully our customers find beneficial.

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