The inside of your home isn't the only area that needs extra attention during the spring...
It’s that time of year again. Time to throw open the windows, pull out the vacuum cleaner, and give your home a good spring cleaning. But it’s not just the inside of your house that should be freshened up. This is the perfect time of year for a Roofing Tuneup from Parish Roofing Solutions. Regular roof maintenance can add years to the life of your roof and save you thousands of dollars. While we can give your home a tuneup any time of year, spring is the perfect time to get everything in shape for the weather ahead.
Dallas-Fort Worth weather can be brutal on a roof. From early March through April, we can get pummeled by high winds and hail storms. Shingles can be loosened or ripped off the roof, the impacts of large hail can cause damage to the shingles, and your roof can just take a beating. But that’s not the worst part of Texas weather.
Once the storms are done, we settle into the long summer heat. This is the time with the most damage happens to your roof. Asphalt shingles bake in the sun, making them become hard and brittle. That sets you up for more damage in the following years since they won’t be able to withstand the beating of the next spring storms. The heat of summer can also cause gaskets to dry out and crack, opening your home to leaks.
The problems caused by the one-two punch of spring storms and summer heat need to be addressed quickly, or else you’re going to end up with bigger problems that cost more to fix. That’s why getting a regular roofing tune-up is so important. And the sweet spot for doing it is in the late spring, right as the storms are subsiding, but before the heat starts getting too high. That way, we can fix any issues from the previous year, make sure that any damage from the spring storms is addressed quickly, and have your roof ready to face its biggest challenge from the hot summer sun.
Since yearly maintenance is so important, what exactly can you expect from a Roofing Tune-Up from Parish Roofing Solutions? Our team will spend time on your roof, going over it in detail and fixing any of the minor problems that may have developed, before they can get worse and cause real issues. In particular, we’ll be looking to fix any of the following problems before they can become emergencies.
Spring storms can bring high winds. Shingles that are already weakened by baking through a hot summer can come loose and break or fly off when the storms come through. While losing one or two shingles doesn’t mean that your roof is going to fail, it is important to fix them early. Otherwise, if more shingles get lost, you can be looking at pretty severe issues and leaks forming. We’ll make sure that everything is in place like it should be, so your roof can remain strong.
While something as small as an exposed nail head may not seem like a big deal, it’s actually a key way that water can seep through your roof. In fact, if you do lose a few shingles from the storms, the biggest immediate concern you’ll likely have is having nails exposed on the shingles underneath. After all, a nail is nothing but a spike that puts a hole through your roof. They’re important to keep shingles in place, but if they aren’t properly sealed, they can be the doorway for water into your home.
One of the ways that the summer heat can really take a toll on your roof is by drying out the gaskets. Baked and dried in the sun, they can develop cracks that put your home at risk for leaks. We’ll make sure that they are all in good shape, and replace any that are cracked or dried out.
Spring is the perfect time to prepare for the new year. With Texas weather, late spring is also the perfect time to do a tuneup on your roof, to clean up any damage from the earlier storms, and get ready for the heat of summer. Reach out today to schedule your Roofing Tuneup!
When you need roof repair in Plano, TX, Parish Roofing Solutions is the company to call! That’s because we know that roofing repair is more than just construction - it’s about protecting your home and family from the harsh power of the elements.