Tips for summer roof maintenance in Saskatchewan


Summer is here, bringing with it warmer weather and the perfect opportunity to focus on home maintenance, particularly your roof.

Here at Wheatland Roofing, we understand the unique summer challenges that Saskatchewan residents face.

That’s why we’ve compiled these essential tips to help you keep your roof in perfect shape this summer.

1. Clear gutters

After the winter and spring, gutters often become clogged with debris such as leaves and twigs.

Clogged gutters can lead to water backup, causing potential damage not only to your roof but to your home’s foundation as well.

Regularly cleaning your gutters is a proactive way to prevent costly repairs.

Roof gutters clogged with leaves.

2. Check for damage

After a harsh Saskatchewan winter, your roof might show signs of wear and tear.

Start by examining your shingles closely.

Missing or loose shingles are usually the most visible signs of damage.

Also, look out for shingles that are cracked, blistered, or showing signs of "balding"—a loss of the granules that protect them from the elements.

If your roof’s shingles are in poor condition, they can expose your home to potential leaks and further damage.

Old, worn, curled-up shingles.

3. Prioritize attic ventilation

Proper attic ventilation is a game-changer during the summer.

It not only helps your home stay cool, reducing energy consumption, but it also prevents the buildup of heat and moisture, which can cause structural damage over time.

If you’re uncertain about the state of your attic’s ventilation, it might be a good idea to have a professional roof inspector take a look.

An attic that is insulated, including a vapor barrier.

4. Trim threatening branches

Branches that overhang your roof can pose a risk, especially during summer storms.

These branches can scrape and damage your roof or, in high winds, even break off and fall onto your home.

Stay ahead of the game by trimming any branches that could potentially cause damage.

A branch hangs over a roof.

5. Schedule a professional roof inspection

Even with your best efforts, some roof problems could go unnoticed to an untrained eye.

That’s why we recommend having a professional roof inspection at least once a year.

Our team at Wheatland Roofing can spot potential issues before they turn into costly repairs, helping you to extend the life of your roof.

A white and blue service van with the "Wheatland Roofing Inc." logo printed on it.

Final thoughts on summer roof maintenance

Summer roof maintenance is about more than just fixing existing issues—it’s about enhancing your home’s efficiency and ensuring your family’s safety.

And remember, if you need professional assistance, Wheatland Roofing is always here to help.

Let’s make this summer a season of relaxation, knowing your roof is ready for whatever the weather brings!

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