One of the most important, yet often overlooked parts of your home is your roof. The roof is both an essential part of your home’s curb appeal and the comfort of your home. Given its importance — and the fact that a new roof is not cheap — it only follows that you need to take good care of your roof. Here are some good roofing tips for the summer.

If you don’t have the time or the experience needed to take care of your roof, be sure to contact a reputable roofing contractor. If you are in the Nashville area, contact the professionals at Tim Leeper Roofing. Whether you need a commercial or residential roof inspection, roof repair, or total roof replacement, we can make it happen. Learn more about our services and contact us today to get your free, speedy quote.

Five roofing tips for summer:

Inspect

When you can spot an issue with your roof from the curb, this is not good. It likely means that it has been an issue for a while, and it’s gotten so bad that it’s now visible from the ground. Most of the time, this will not be the case. To really inspect your roof problems, you need to get up on a ladder and inspect closely. Be sure to check for damaged shingles, damage from debris, and any other issues. If you don’t feel comfortable performing your own inspection, be sure to contact a roofing company.

Fix Issues

If you have been putting off roof repairs, this summer is the time to take action. Roof damage is not the kind of thing you want to put off for another year or even month. When minor roof issues go unaddressed, you are asking for trouble. Never will your roof repair itself. Rather you will be looking at even more damage and even more money required to perform repairs. If you have noticed issues with your roof, contact some roofing contractors this summer, get some quotes, compare, and make a decision.

Update

Asphalt roofs can last 20 years or more. And metal roofs can last even longer, especially when well cared for and maintained. However, if the time has come for a new roof, this summer may be just the time to do it. Getting a new roof installed on your home is an investment. It’s also an opportunity to make an even better investment and choose a roof that is more attractive and efficient. Whether you decide to go with another material or for a lighter color to keep the temperature and energy usage down, a new roof can be a great summer project.

Waterproof

Have you been having moisture problems with your roof? This is a very common occurrence for areas that experience a lot of rain and humidity. If you live in a wet climate, the summer may be the perfect time to add a waterproof coating on your roof. It can protect your roof from moisture damage, helping to extend the life of your roof significantly.

Call Your Roofer

When in doubt, call your local roofing contractors. If you are unsure about what your roof needs or would just like to verify your assessment with a professional roofer, do so. Getting your roof inspected every year is easy, inexpensive, and can really pay off in the long run. Hiring a reputable roofing contractor is the surest way to take care of your roof and to get it back into working condition if damage is detected.

Following these tips will protect your investment and make things easier all year round. If you are in need of residential or commercial roofing services, give us a call today!