Auburn, Washington (October 25, 2013) – Tedrick’s Roofing is urging homeowners to maintain their roofs and ensure that these are ready for the strong rains and severe winds that might still hit western Washington. Given the weather in the state this time of year, homeowners ought to check their roofs or have a roofing contractor from Auburn look at them.
The Seattle Times reported that this past September was the wettest in the city’s history. The National Weather Service said that 6.16 total inches of rain fell on Seattle that month. That broke the city’s previous record of 5.95 inches of rainfall, which was set in 1978. Heavy rains also hit other parts of the western side of Washington.
NBC News reported that severe winds also affected the state. The winds damaged trees and power lines, leaving many people—including more than 7,000 residents of Orting—without electricity. Authorities and witnesses said that strong winds even overturned some rail cars and blew a passenger car onto a wooden wallboard.
Strong rains, severe winds, or a combination of both can cause damage to roofs, ranging from little leaks, to missing shingles, to complete penetration. Left unchecked, roof damage can allow water to enter the home and affect both its contents and occupants. Such damage can be avoided if the roof is inspected soon after a storm passes, or if it is strengthened before the next one hits.
By having the roofs inspected and then repaired, homeowners can keep them in good condition and feel confident that the next bout of bad weather will not put their health and safety at risk. Homeowners who prefer that a professional do the job can approach Tedrick’s Roofing for help. The company has lots of experience in inspecting and servicing roofs for storm damage, as well as installing ones that prove durable. They also document damaged parts of the home for insurance purposes.
Homeowners who need help with their roofs can visit www.TedricksRoofing.com today for more information about the local contractor and their areas of expertise.
About Tedrick’s Roofing, Inc.
Founded by Jim Tedrick in 1981, the company focuses on residential and commercial roofing in Auburn and other parts of the state of Washington. Aside from roofs, they work on gutters and skylights, as well as attic insulation and ventilation through solar fans. They also support the charitable causes of local groups such as the Auburn Valley Humane Society and Rainier Therapeutic Riding.