How to Care for your Home this Summer

While summer is the time to relax at the pool and enjoy a barbecue with family and friends, it is also the time to understand the potential hazards that the summertime can bring to your home’s exterior.

Summer Home Maintenance

Even though summertime is not known for delivering a lot of hail or heavy rainstorms, there are still threats that can damage your roof during the summer season.

Start Off the Summer Right with Some Springtime Maintenance

A home takes regular maintenance and care to keep it in good condition.  If you don’t give it the care it deserves, your home might be vulnerable to damage caused by weather-related hazards this summer.

Check your gutters and then check them again!

Don’t ignore your gutters. You need to check them periodically. Especially after a long winter and spring leaves, twigs and other debris can easily clog you gutters leading to draining issues. Your gutter system is designed to to channel rainwater away from your home, keeping your siding, foundation and landscaping safe. Set yourself up for a care-free summer by maintaining your gutters.

Check your rooftop

Many homeowners assume that if their roof isn’t showing signs of obvious damage, it must be in good condition. This isn’t always true. Some types of damage are hard to detect. In addition, it’s important to note that even the best roofing system won’t stand up to harsh conditions for a long time without proper maintenance.

It can be taxing to climb up onto the roof during a hot day, but there’s no need to do so. Industry Elite Services provides FREE inspections as a service to keep you safe. Our trained inspector will come out to your home and inspect you roof for you without you having to leave the ground. At Industry Elite Services, safety always comes first.

Don’t forget about your siding this summer

Siding can make a home look beautiful and it is something we normally do not think about maintaining like roofs or gutters. However, siding is exposed to the elements every day like your roof and gutters. It needs regular care to ensure that it is doing its job of protecting your home properly.

If you are concerned about your siding or notice any damage, feel free to call Industry Elite Services for a free inspection. Our team of inspectors are trained in seeing damage and finding the right response for you. Sometimes all the siding needs replaced, sometimes its a quick repair. Call our team to help you protect your home this summer.

Understand the Potential Hazards of Summertime

Extreme Heat

Summertime means extra fun in the sun and then escaping the sun to a nice and cool home. However, your roof is exposed continuously to the heat from the sun. Most shingles are dark in color making them prone to getting hot, and potentially warping during the summer season.

Also, the heat can loosen the granules of the shingles. This can make your roof more prone to leaks later on.

Animals

During summertime, animals like to run free because of the beautiful weather. This freedom means that birds, insects, and other rodents can go on your roof, and cause damage by loosening the granules.

Summer Toys

Summertime is usually the time to toss around the frisbee, play baseball, and do other outdoor activities which involve toys. While tennis balls and frisbees may seem light, having these objects thrown on your roof can remove granules from the shingles, leading to damage to the roof.

Keep an Eye on your Roof All Summer Long

Since there are potential issues during the summer, we need to make sure our home is safe and taken care of. It is crucial to periodically check for signs of roof damage so that you know when it’s time to make reparations on your roof.

Take a look at your Shingles

When you are inspecting your roof, one of the first things to look for is to make sure your shingles are not damaged. Shingles can crack or curl from extreme heat.  During the summertime, you can also check for any previous damage that may have occurred during the winter season. You should inspect for missing shingles, which can be caused by wind, hail, or falling tree branches throughout the earlier in the year. For a complete and free inspection by the pros, call Industry Elite Services.

Make sure your Gutters are working properly

When checking for roof damage, check for granule buildup is in the gutters. Exposure to sunlight can cause the granules of the shingles to loosen, which typically builds up into the gutter.  A significant amount of buildup may be a sign at the roof will need repair and can cause a clogged gutter.

Are your Furnace Caps and Vents dented?

When there are dents on the furnace caps or vents, the surrounding shingles have been affected. Damage can come from hail, branches, and storms.

Take care of Roof Leaks

If it rains and you notice that there are stains on your ceiling, the chances are that there may be a leak on your roof. It is essential to check the attic for the source of any leaks.

If any leaks have sprung, you will see a water trail which will help you find the source of the leak. After you find the source, you will be able to take action and repair any damages.

From roofing to siding, Industry Elite Services is here to take care of your home improvement needs. Call us at 630.536.8232 to learn more about our products and services. We serve Naperville, Plainfield, Aurora and surrounding Illinois communities.

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