We’ve had an absolutely beautiful summer here in the Pacific Northwest and we’ve loved the opportunity to perform some high quality roofing work for some of you! Summer is considered the best time for roofing with its’ favorable weather conditions. There is still some time left to make sure the most important part of your home is functioning properly while fall weather slowly approaches. Even if a new roof
isn’t in the cards for now or you just aren’t sure about the condition of your roof, contact us today and we’ll employ our expertise to gauge exactly what you need! For all you do-it-yourselfers, here is a list of steps to help get your roof prepared for fall!
Clean your gutters:
Gutters are a highly important part of your roofing system. As soon as you see leaves accumulating, it is time to take a ladder and do some cleaning. If you are not comfortable with this procedure, there are many professionals to call. If you fail to do this, the leaves could prevent water from exiting your roof and the added weight could eventually do damage to your gutters, roof, trim, and siding.
Clear off debris:
If you observe leaves in your gutters, chances are there also some building up on your roof. Objects such as leaves, twigs, and pine needles can bring about serious roof damage as the highly coarse materials can scrape and damage shingles. Additionally, these materials can absorb large amounts of water creating added weight and facilitating mold growth.
Check for damage:
Following a visual inspection, you may realize that there are a number of damaged shingles on your roof. Curling or cracking shingles need to be replaced. This doesn’t necessarily mean a full re-roof as it is possible to replace just a few shingles to improve roof performance in harsh weather conditions. You will also want to look around vent stacks, chimneys, and skylights for damaged flashing.
That’s Not All Folks…
While these three steps are the most vital, there are a couple of additional steps you can take in order to even better safeguard your home from the potential problems that the changing weather conditions might bring. These include:
-Adding extra insulation to your attic or upper crawlspace. This will prevent the formation of ice dams on your roof.
-Installing leaf guards on the gutters to prevent more falling leaves from accumulating and ruining the results of your hard cleaning work.
-Checking your attic, upper crawlspace, or upstairs ceiling for stains and potential leaks. If you aren’t sure about leaks after this initial inspection, perform a follow up directly following a rainstorm. If anything feels damp, call a professional roofer or immediately repair the leaking area.
Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we are committed to ensuring the roof over your head is safe and performs excellently through its’ optimum lifetime. We have over 13 years of experience and our team is highly knowledgeable and capable in all types of roof installations. This includes both residential and commercial work and we would love to show you we are the best choice for the job at one of our completely free estimates! We are dedicated to happy, satisfied customers every single time. We provide services in King County and Pierce County, along with major cities such as Seattle, Tacoma, Puyallup, Federal Way, Renton, Auburn, Des Moines and all of the surrounding cities. If you are in need of roofing, decking, waterproofing, or skylight installation services, contact Chase Construction North West Inc. today! fill out our free estimate form or call us at 253-445-8950.