As Oklahoma embraces the summer heat, our minds are consumed with barbecues, snow-cones, and outdoor activities. Something that you’ve probably kept on the back burner (for quite some time now) is your roof. It’s important to consider your home’s exterior during season changes. After all, this state certainly sees its fair share of severe weather.
Being proactive and tending to your roof can save you a great deal of money in the long run. Think about it. Curling shingles can turn into leaks, leaks turn into water damage, and the bill only adds up from there. If you get into the swing of roof maintenance, though, it’ll last you much longer. Here are a few maintenance tips to get you started!
1. Conduct an inspection
We don’t know about you, but we don’t enjoy trudging through three feet of snow to take a look at our shingle situation. If your area has experienced icy rain, heavy snow, or freezing temperatures (let’s be honest, we all have), your shingles could be curling or deteriorating. Broken or raised tailed should be replaced, and you’ll also need to watch out for protruding nails.
2. Take care of outdoor hazards
Overhanging branches? Those will need to go. Not only do you run the chance of them falling onto your roof, but they provide access for pests to enter your home or backyard. Also, twigs, branches, leaves, and other debris can clog your gutters and drains.
3. Clear gutters and drains
Your gutters deserve some love too. They’re responsible for catching all the storm water, running it down to the ground, providing proper drainage. When gutters become loose, leaky or clogged, it’s bad news bears. Getting into the habit of checking them regularly allows you to spot any small problems before they have the chance to worsen.
4. Consider replacing your roof
Sometimes you’ll just need to call in a repair or replacement. And you know what? That’s completely fine. ScissorTail Roofing is here to ensure that your roof is in tip-top shape, able to withstand the craziest midwestern winds. To learn more about our services or if you have a couple questions in mind, give us a call at (405) 928-8089. We’re always happy to help!