Roof maintenance offers many practical benefits, but none is bigger than extending your roofing system’s life. Getting your roof regularly inspected by professionals helps identify problems at their infancy and get them repaired.
At Tedrick’s Roofing, we provide excellent leak detection services to spot red flags and deal with problems before they become real problems. As a trusted contractor for over 25 years, we know what it takes to fix any leaking roof and restore your home’s structural integrity.
Since some areas are more vulnerable to problems than others, these are the places we inspect first:
A valley is where two flat roof planes meet, making it a popular starting point of water intrusion. Valleys should have flashing or a layer of water barrier underneath the primary roofing material to block raindrops from seeping into the underlying wood deck. When a valley is compromised, a leak would ensue sooner or later.
Penetrations are the things that pop through the plane of the roof, like a pipe, a chimney, or a skylight. Even if they’re supposed to be water-resistant, the flashing and rubber boot covering them could deteriorate over time. These waterproofing components crack with long-term exposure to the elements, needing periodic replacement.
Shingle-, Slate-, or Wood-Covered Areas
Worn-out asphalt shingles, slate tiles, or wood shakes decrease your roof’s defense against the rain. Broken and missing materials leave the wood decking one layer away from complete exposure to the elements (assuming it has an underlayment). While major signs of damage are noticeable, the lack of visible red flags from the street doesn’t mean everything’s fine. Only a periodic professional inspection can really tell whether your entire roof is intact.
Ensuring your gutters are in superb shape is perhaps the best way to prevent water damage. These accessories direct the rain safely to the ground and away from the foundation. Any clog or sag could affect their effectiveness, causing the water to wreak havoc on your home.
If you don’t have them, however, it’s high time to invest in a gutter installation. We offer an innovative gutter system that combines function and style, equipping your roof with durable and beautiful canals.
Let us assess your roofing system’s condition and give the kind of care it needs. Call Tedrick’s Roofing now at (206) 824-3440 to schedule FREE inspection in Seattle, WA, and get a no-obligation estimate for any problem we may uncover.