2014 is about to end and everyone is getting ready to welcome the New Year. Before you start looking for next year’s home design trends, think about doing a roof inspection and maintenance. Don’t let leaks and other undetected issues ruin your beautifully decorated home.
At KLIM Roofing & Construction, we want to help you welcome 2015 without worrying about your roof. We’ve created a to-do list you may use for routine maintenance.
1. Inspect the Roof
Never get up on your roof without using safety equipment. You may inspect your roof from the ground. Check for warped, cracked, or torn shingles. You may use a pair of binoculars to see the roof clearly. Take note of any discolorations, such as black streaks or faded colors. Black streaks may mean there are algae thriving on your roof.
If snow has covered the roof, you may remove it using a snow or roof rake. If you don’t have any, it may be best to let skilled contractors work on your residential roofing in Redmond WA.
2. Remove Debris
If the weather permits, clear the roof of leaves and other debris. These things can clog your gutters and downspouts, putting your roof at risk of water damage and other problems.
3. Check the Gutters and Downspouts
Gutters and downspouts direct water away from your roof, wall, and foundation. Check for any obstructions. Furthermore, make sure your gutters are fixed securely to the fascia. If they are pulling away or sagging, it may be time to replace them.
4. Assess the Attic
Ventilation and insulation play major roles in the performance of your roof. If they are not enough, hot air may accumulate in the attic, resulting in warm spots on the roof. This may cause snow on the roof to melt. Once water reaches the eaves, it may refreeze to form an ice dam.
5. Repair Problems or Replace Roof
If you see problems on your roof, decide whether you need to have it repaired or replaced. Some signs you may need to get a replacement are:
- Recurring leaks
- Water stains on your exterior walls
- Damaged shingles
- Excessive moss or mold growth
6. Schedule Routine Maintenance
The best time to schedule routine maintenance is after you’ve worked on it. Once you’ve checked and cleaned the roof, mark the date on the calendar, and pencil in the next routine maintenance for 2015. This way, you’ll never forget to have your roof checked.
Welcome the New Year with confidence. Help your roof withstand the elements through regular maintenance, so it can protect your family and assets.
If you need assistance with roof inspection or repair, consult KLIM Roofing & Construction. We offer various roofing services including re roofing in Bellevue WA. Our team also provides services in Seattle, Redmond, and Issaquah. We offer manufacturer warranties for Firestone, GAF, IKO, and Pabco roofing products. Contact us for more information on our products and services.