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3 Simple Rules for Preparing Your Gutters to Handle Summer Rain  

Prepping your roof for the harsh winter is emphasized, but what should you do when the summer comes? Summer is notorious for storms and unexpected rains. We discuss 3 ways through which you can take care of the gutters in preparation for these rains.

Inspect the gutters

Gutters, just like any part of the roof wears out. For example, gutters could become unattached due to the spikes that hold them in place loosening up. Downspouts are another area of concern. They should be inspected for any loose rivets. You can either fix these yourself, but should you be unable to, professionals such Premiere Roofing can do it for you.

Clean the gutters

Clear the gutters of any debris that accumulates over time. Use a steady and strong ladder that will be high enough to enable you to remove this dirt by hand comfortably. Accumulation of this debris in your gutters leads to poor water drainage, which will ultimately damage your roof. Wear sturdy gloves when you are doing this. Premiere Roofing can help you accomplish this if you do not have the necessary equipment.

Check the gutters for leaks

This is accomplished by pouring water onto the gutters to evaluate how well it drains. This will allow you to identify any leakages and have them fixed. Check the gutters’ seams, and joints as these are the most common places you would find leaks. Premiere Roofing has been offering roofing solutions to the greater Midlands of South Carolina, and are always happy and willing to handle your roofing needs. With over 10 years of experience, you can rest assured no matter your type of gutter; we will repair it professionally. Feel free to contact us at (803) 2449428 for a free estimate.

3 Clever Ways to Guard Your Roof from Summer Sun Damage  

Ah, summer-the best time to get ahead of roof issues. Heat will bring wear and tear to a roof, courtesy of the brilliant sun of Columbia, SC.

Here are three words to the wise about protecting your roof.

1. Work With the Albedo Effect No, it’s not the latest band. You know the albedo effect if you’ve ever worn black on a summer day, or walked barefoot on blacktop! Dark asphalt, black rooftops, and lack of greenery all raise the temperature in and around any building. And that takes a toll on the materials. So pick lighter paints for exterior coats and detailing. Repaving your driveway? Make it lighter. Prefer garden space over more paving or mulch.

2. Clean Out Those Gutters Clogged gutters can cause rainwater to pool on top of your roof. Way to wear out your shingles and the whole roof structure. Swimming pools gain heat from the sun—so does ponding on roofs.

3. Keep An Eye Out Heat can shorten a roof’s life. With the proper maintenance and a reliable contractor you can prevent problems before they start. You can also do visual inspections to look for signs of cracking or warping. If you notice any signs of damage at all then you should seek professional help immediately. Proactive care can add a decade to the life of your roof.

Consider our unexpected tips to beat the heat this summer. And if you’re looking for Columbia SC roof experts to help, call Premiere Roofing at 803-244-9428.

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