Many people purchase summer homes in different states to escape their ordinary routine. A summer home allows for a fresh start and mixes things up for you in life. Now that summer is rolling around, it’s time to inspect your Texas vacation home and ensure that everything works properly. You don’t want to bring your whole family into a home with a long list of problems. Whether you make the trip down here yourself, or you have a friend of yours take care of it, we have listed a summer checklist to ensure your summer home is ready to tackle these hot, rainy months.
Clean the Gutters
Gutters and downspouts get clogged with leaves, dirt, twigs, and other types of debris throughout the year. This is very problematic for your summer home since the gutters can’t perform their duties if they are clogged. Gutters are meant to provide a way for rainwater to flow down and away from your roof and onto the ground. However, if the gutters are clogged, the water gets pushed back onto the roof and causes all sorts of problems. The water can create leaks, which can damage the inside of your summer home. Additionally, if the water keeps getting backed up onto your roof, then the added weight can cause structural damage to your roof.
That’s why we can’t stress enough that your gutters need to be properly maintained year-round. The more often you clean them, the less work it will become because there will be fewer things that get stuck at a time.
Trim the Tree Branches
If you have trees around your property, there’s a chance their tree branches can cause trouble for your roof. During storms, they can fall onto your roof and pierce holes, which can lead to leaks. Additionally, tree branches provide wildlife with easy access to your roof. Raccoons and squirrels will take advantage of overhanging branches and build their home on your roof for the summer. If you don’t want water damage or want to deal with tiny feet running above you as you sleep, trim those tree branches before summer rolls around.
Inspect the Roof
We recommend hiring professional roofers to take a look at your roof. CK Roofing has many years of experience in the industry, and we can find potential issues and prevent them from becoming expensive problems. Although some people prefer to get on their roof themselves, we don’t advise it. Apart from it being highly dangerous without the proper experience, you also won’t catch issues that our roofers deal with on a daily basis. CK Roofing operates on a ground of trust. We never create problems or exaggerate issues. Our team offers complete honesty and transparency, and we will only advise further action if the roof actually needs it.
CK Roofing Will Help You Reinforce Your Summer Home
Keeping your homes regularly maintained can be a lot of work, but CK Roofing is here to help. We can inspect your roof and gutters, and maintain, repair, and replace your roof year-round. All you need to do is call, and we will be on our way!