The Las Vegas heat and sun can be brutal on your roof, especially combined with the heavy rain and high winds that can come during the monsoon season. To make sure your roof is protected and can withstand the worst weather summer has to offer, take a bit of time to tackle these important summer roof maintenance tasks:
- Visually Inspect Your Shingles & Flashing
Call an expert like our team at First Quality Roofing & Insulation to inspect your shingles and flashing. Loose or damaged shingles and missing flashing could lead to leaks in your roof. Warped shingles or those with missing grit may fail prematurely. Accumulations of mold, moss, and algae can damage the shingles, making them weak or brittle. Our team can fix all these problems, and more.
- Check Your Roof Line
If your roof seems to be sagging, it looks wavy, or the peak is not a straight line, the rafters or decking below may be rotten or failing due to roof leaks and water damage. Call a professional right away to avoid serious damage to your home.
- Trim Back Trees
Any trees that hang over your roof could drop sap and pollen that could damage your roof shingles. And if the trees are too close to your home, branches could break off during storms and high winds, tearing away shingles and flashing, or the tree could fall into your home, causing extensive damage to the roof and the rest of your home’s structure. Trim back or cut down any trees that may pose a risk to your home.
4. Clean the Gutters
Clogged gutters allow water to overflow during rainstorms, damaging the eaves of your roof, your siding, and your exterior walls. Remove any debris or leaves from your gutters, and make sure the downspouts carry the water safely away from your home to avoid foundation damage.
5. Inspect Your Attic
Check for signs of roof leaks like stains on the underside of the roof, moldy or rotten rafters, or wet insulation. If your attic is excessively hot, consider adding more attic insulation to help you save money on air conditioning and protect your roof from heat damage. Our team at First Quality Roofing & Insulation can make sure your attic insulation is up to modern standards.
6. Check the Eaves
The eaves of your home provide ventilation for your roof, but they are also a favorite place for animals like birds to nest. Make sure your eave vents are free of nesting materials and debris, and that the screens are intact to keep out animals and insects.
Las Vegas Roof Maintenance & Repair Services
Need help completing your roof maintenance this summer? Turn to our experts at First Quality Roofing & Insulation. We offer roof repairs, roof maintenance, and roof replacements, along with great financing options to make the process easy and upfront pricing so there are no surprises when the work is done.
We serve homeowners throughout the Las Vegas Area, including North Las Vegas, Mesquite, Henderson, Pahrump, Sun City, and beyond. Call us today at 702-262-7847 or contact us online for Las Vegas roof maintenance and repairs that you can count on.