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4 Tips to Prepare Your Roof for Summer Weather in San Antonio

San Antonio offers a great deal of adventure and excitement during the summer months. Fiesta Texas theme park is a great attraction and family getaway. There is the Riverwalk and the many shops, restaurants, and museums along the way can make for a pleasant day. And don’t forget to visit the Alamo, SeaWorld, or Natural Bridge Caverns. 

Amidst all of the fun and excitement in the city, be sure you can enjoy them and not be worried about the continual list of items to get done. Many times as soon as one item is crossed off, and progress is made, another important task is added to the list. Take the time now to plan ahead to make sure you can enjoy the many sights and sounds that the San Antonio area has to offer. 

What are some things that can be done now to prepare for the summer months? Most specifically, what can be done regarding your roof? 

Clean the Gutters

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Harsh summer weather can create damage to the gutter system. The buildup of debris can cause the gutters to pull away from the roof, weakness at the fasteners, and even break away from the building. Make sure to clean them out and have them prepared to expel the water from the summer thunderstorms. Here are some things to clean out of the gutters and keep them working at top performance:

  • Twigs
  • Leaves
  • Pine needles
  • Dirt
  • Excess shingle granule
  • Insects
  • Nests

Clean off the Roof 

Cleaning a roof from mold, mildew, algae, and moss is key to keeping the shingles lasting for years. Moss, for example, can cause water blockage and buildup. The moss will retain water much like a sponge. This is horrible for your shingles! The excess moss and water can seep under the shingles, causing them to raise, buckle, bend, and break. 

These items will need to be removed and remedied as soon as they are noticed. Secondly, it is wise to learn how they came to be. Whatever may be causing the mold, mildew, algae, and moss must be eliminated or it will be a constant battle against nature. 

Trim Back Limbs

The shade from trees is excellent and can be a wonderful shade during the heat of summer. However, if the limbs and branches extend over the home, a fierce storm can cause them to break and land on your home causing damage to the surface. If you have concerns about trimming back trees, be sure to speak with a professional tree trimmer. They understand safety procedures and how to carefully trim trees so as not to destroy or kill the tree. 

Have an Inspection Done

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This is a wise line item for your list of things to do. An inspection from a reputable residential roofing company will be able to determine if there are areas of concern or weaknesses needing to be addressed. A roofer can determine if shingles need to be replaced, metal fasteners are beginning to rust, or any other issues which need attention. Have those areas corrected as soon as possible before the summer arrives to ensure protection for your home and family. 

Trust the professionals at Walton Roofing in San Antonio when it comes to all things roofing. We have been building Texas Tough Roofs Since 1961, and we are going strong! We have thousands of satisfied customers, the knowledge to back up services, and products to fight against the harsh Texas weather. Place your trust in us. Give us a call and let’s work together to cross a few things off your list so you can enjoy the upcoming summer season with peace of mind in a strong roof over your head. 

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