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What do contractors do? Well, they do sign contracts, but contrary to what their professional title suggests, the majority of their job involves building things. Some contractors create structures. Some contractors build plumbing structures. Others build roads. Yes, there is a lot of variety in the industry, but at the end of the day, it is all about creating structures and usable features from what were once raw materials. That's awesome, isn't it? Whether you are someone who is considering becoming a contractor or just a customer of contractors, we welcome you to read more about their work and profession on this blog.


Roofing Maintenance To Have Done In The Rainy Season

The rainy season can be hard on homes in many different ways. You might be worried about your garden beds rinsing out, or about water coming in through cracks in your foundation. One part of your home that suffers the worst damage from rain is your roof. However, you can minimize the effects of the rainy season on your roof by having the following maintenance tasks completed at this time.

Have your gutters cleaned

If your roofing company offers gutter cleaning services, this is the time to have them come out. If they do not clean gutters, ask if they can recommend another company that does. Gutters exist to allow water to drain from your roof. If they are clear and free of debris, they will do a better, more effective job of this. Your roof will dry out faster, and there won't be so much water damage to the edges of your roof.

Check and clean the vents

Most roofs have at least a few vents that allow hot air to escape from the attic. There may be soffit vents located under the eaves, a ridge vent along the peak, or some raised box vents on the surface of the roof. These can sometimes get clogged with leaves during the rainy season. Leaves can rinse down the roof and get caught on and around vents. A roofer should check for and remove these leaves and any similar debris. This will ensure the vents can keep doing their job, which will keep the roof cool. Roofs that stay cool tend to suffer less damage over time.

Repair lifted shingles

Shingles can become lifted along the edges. This may not be an issue until it starts raining a lot, at which point, the lifted shingles can start to allow for leaks. So, when rain is coming, you should have a roofer look over your roof and seal down the edges of any lifted shingles. They may nail them down and cover the nail heads with some roofing cement. Or, they can replace those shingles, which is often the best option in the long run.

Rainy seasons are hard on roofs, but they do not have to lead to serious destruction and big problems. If you have the maintenance above performed in a timely manner, you won't have to worry as much about your roof when the rain starts pouring down.

Contact a local roofer to learn more.