Inspecting Your Roof

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It’s summer! Now take a look at your roof

When do you think about your roof? Falling leaves fill the gutters during the fall while wind, rain and even snow can give your roof a real beating during the winter.

But, don’t forget about the summer. With the sun in the sky and nice dry conditions, summer is the perfect season to do a little roof inspection.

One of the easiest inspections you can make to your roof is the gutter system. Never got around to cleaning out the last few leaves from fall? Any debris that’s allowed to gather in the gutters could cause problems. Dry leaves and twigs will begin to decompose, attracting pests such as hornets or yellowjackets. And if you have pests in your gutters, you’ll soon have them in your roof.

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With the sun in the sky and nice dry conditions, summer is the perfect season to do a little roof inspection.

Another thing to look at while scouting your roof is the ventilation system. Vents allow heat to escape the attic and helps keep your home cooler, so you want to make sure nothing is interrupting that flow. Look for any damage to the roof vents or any nests that might have been made during the spring.

One of the easiest, yet most important, inspections you can perform is to look for moss. Moss and algae spread quickly during the summer, so the sooner you can rid your roof of moss the better.

If you can, one of the easiest methods of getting rid of moss is to use a broom to brush off any moss you see. Don’t forget to clean your gutters afterward! While you’re up there, take a look around. Are there any missing or damaged shingles? Now is the time to take care of these problem shingles, before the fall weather and rain make these repairs more difficult.

But, if climbing around your roof is not something you feel you can do, feel free to Call or contact Current Remodeling, Inc. for a FREE Roof Estimate at (360)-869-9910. Our Repair Manager has over 25 years of experience and is ready to assist you with any roof maintenance needs.