The weather in Davidsonville, MD is quickly warming up as the summer approaches. That means it’s a great time to inspect your shingle roof before it gets too hot to do so. The harsh winter weather as well as all of those spring showers can really take a toll on your roof and the last thing you want is water seeping through it. Here is how to protect your Davidsonville shingle roof from water damage.
Flashings are thin pieces of material, typically made of steel or aluminum, installed in a roof to prevent water from leaking through. Typically, when leaks occur, it is because of an issue with the roof flashings. You want to make sure your Davidsonville shingle roof has sturdy, tight flashings to give you the best protection.
Without proper ventilation to your roof, heat and moisture can build up in the attic and cause shingles to buckle and sheathings to rot. You want to make sure the roof is always ventilated, even during the winter months. Things like louvers and ridge vents are good at keeping the roof and attic area ventilated.
Gutters & Downspouts
When debris builds up inside your gutter, it causes a blockage so the water won’t drain off of the roof properly. This leads the water to get caught underneath the shingles on your Davidsonville shingle roof. You want to clean out your gutters and downspouts on a regular basis to ensure that no debris is causing a blockage.
Trees & Bushes
This may come as a surprise, but trees and bushes surrounding the home can actually be a reason for water damage on your roof. Trees that are close to the home can cause moss and algae to grow on wooden shingles. They also provide shaded areas on the roof, which can eventually become damp due to the darkness and precipitation, making it more susceptible to water damage. Falling leaves and branches can clog your gutters and also damage the shingles on your roof.
Contact Blair Construction Today for Your Roofing Needs
If you are looking for professionals you can trust to remodel your kitchen, basement, or bathroom, contact Blair Construction. We have been serving our valued Maryland customers for almost thirty years and look forward to giving your home the care it needs for years to come. Contact us online or give us a call at (410) 729-0777 to get a free in-home estimate. To see examples of our work and get updates on what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+,LinkedIn,YouTube, andHouzz.