To some, entering the month of May brings realizations of fun summer vacations and end of stressful semesters at school. If you’re a homeowner in South Florida, May is also the start of the rainy season. From May to October, the often sunny South Florida area seems to be the recipient of some rain on a daily basis.
While the rain is essential for our ecosystem, it can also cause more setbacks than you might imagine. Sure having to cancel your beach going plans or annual pool party may be a drag, but the damage that the rainy season can do to your roof is more expensive and long lasting than you may think.
Join us as we go over some rainy season roof maintenance tips that will save you a lot of time and money in the long run.
Before and After
Since you’re a bit ahead of the curve in your preparation for the rainy season, do yourself a favor and take some pics and/or videos of your roof before all of the rain comes. By surveying your roof and assessing its condition early, you will be able to first take care of any repairs that are needed before rainy season. For instance, if there is a leak or some loose shingles that could be problematic, you can take care of this so that your family is safe and warm when the rainy, windy season kicks into high gear.
After the months of rain, reassess your roof and see if there are any notable changes. By taking the pictures and video, you will certainly have an upper hand on the insurance process where you will undoubtedly need to file a claim for damages.
Clean It Up!
As rainy season approaches, it is more important than ever to keep your gutters clean. In reality, we know that this isn’t the most glamorous job. Or maybe you are simply older and you are unable to properly access your gutters the way you would like to. At Fiddler Roof Cleaning, our gutter cleaning services are both efficient and affordable. We have the ability to carefully clean your gutters to prevent leaks and backups once the wet season comes into play.
You should also keep in mind the fact that rain and humidity leads to mold. If you already have existing mold on your roof, our professionals can swing into action quickly to clean it up and save you from hefty repair bills. At Fiddler Roof Cleaning, we can get rid of the mold and make your roof shine like new. With Eco Roof, our trademark cleaner, we have the ability to clean your roof without harming the environment or causing additional damage. Our crew is trained to be gentle enough to keep your shingles intact while using the right amount of water pressure needed to achieve the results you want.
Don’t Ignore Professionals
Seeking professional help doesn’t make you weak or lazy. In fact, in some cases, it makes you smart. If you are weary about the idea of cleaning gutters and getting up on your roof to attempt repairs, do yourself a favor and reach out to a professional company today.
At Fiddler Roof Cleaning, our entire staff is geared toward providing affordable, exceptional roof cleaning services. If you simply need gutter cleaning, we can take care of that as well in a jiffy. So before you convince yourself that a professional company will cost too much, do some research and reach out to Fiddler Roof Cleaning today. We are more than prepared to work with your schedule and budget.
Maximize Your Resources
When hurricane season starts on June 1st, all of South Florida will be on guard. Although we’ve been fortunate enough to dodge the major storms in recent years, it doesn’t mean we will be just as lucky this year. Make the right decision and get your hands on your local hurricane guide. You should be able to get this online or at your local grocery store. Also, make a list of local hurricane shelters and agencies nearby incase you need to evacuate. No matter how strong you may think your roof is, Mother Nature always has final say.
If you follow these tested maintenance tips, you will be able to make it through the rainy season with a strong and health roof in place.
Posted: April 25, 2016