It’s never too late to consider roof replacement or roof maintenance during any season. With winter months around the corner, it’s important that your roof and gutters are ready for the harsh rain, wind and possible snow storms ahead. Here are a few things to consider when preparing your roof for fall.
Clean The Gutters
We see a lot of rainfall in the Pacific Northwest. Consequently, the first recommendation is to make sure your gutters are clear of any debris. Pine needles, leaves and other debris caught in the gutter will hold water. As a result, this will cause overflow or a clog in the downspouts. If rain water is not able to easily flow through the gutters, subsequently it will end up finding a way to drain. This means the water will overflow and most likely leak into your home.
Inspect The Shingles
The other component is to inspect your shingles. You want to look for missing or curling shingles, staples that may be popping up, failing skylight and chimney flashing, granule loss on the shingles, moss build up and excess debris. All of these things could cause leaks or damage to your shingles.
Hire A Professional
In conclusion, don’t hesitate to call a professional roofing contractor. A roofing contractor will be able to inspect all components of your roof and provide a professional opinion on life expectancy of your roof and advise on repairs or replacement that may be needed. MCE Roofing specializes in asphalt, metal and flat roofing installation and replacements as well as gutter replacement.
MCE Roofing provides free roofing estimates. We have been serving the Portland Metro and Columbia County areas since 1994. We are a GAF Master Elite President’s Club Certified Roofing Contractor. Give us a call today for a thorough evaluation of your roof’s condition! (503) 397-2215 or Fill Out Our Free Roofing Consultation Form.