Your Seattle roofing system is the largest single structural component in your home. Maintaining your roof so that it functions properly will not only help ensure the safety of your home and family, it will also extend the roof’s useful life.
But climbing up and working on your roof can be difficult. Always use extreme caution when climbing up to or walking on your roof. Better yet, call the professional roofing contractors Auburn area residents count on from Tedrick’s Roofing to do it for you.
Here are some tips for keeping your Kent WA roofing system in good shape.
- Perform a thorough inspection every year. Look for wind and rain damage such as loose shingles, punctures, rotting soffits or leaky gutters. Check flashing and gutters to make sure they are properly sealed.
- Keep the roof clean. Fallen leaves, branches and debris can damage shingles or tiles. If debris gathers on your roof, sweep it off within a week or so. Have the roof professionally cleaned every year.
- Keep your gutters clean. Gutters that are clogged with debris can fill with water that can seep up under your roof and cause damage. Clogged gutters can also lead to the formation of ice dams. Consider installing a gutter protection system to keep debris out.
- Make sure your roof is properly ventilated. A full-length ridge vent helps to balance out the roof temperature to avoid damage to shingles and the roof deck, and helps to prevent the formation of ice dams.
Your first step should be to call the roofing contractors and experts in roof repair Kent at Tedrick’s Roofing to schedule a FREE roof inspection. We’ll give you a written evaluation and assessment of your roof’s condition and make recommendations for any necessary repairs or replacement.