Is Your Roof Ready For Fall?

A roof replacement or maintenance can happen any time of the year. The winter months are around the corner. For this reason it is important that your roof and gutters are ready for harsh rain, wind and possible snow storms ahead.

Overflowing guttersClean The Gutters

As a matter of fact, we get a significant amount of rain fall here in the Pacific Northwest. First, make sure your gutters are clear of any debris that could clog the downspouts. Your gutters and downspouts need to properly drain during rain storms. As a consequence, water will end up finding a way to drain by overflowing. The water can make it’s way into your home, in your siding and damage your foundation.

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, granular loss, moss build up and excess debris. All of these things could cause leaks or damage to your shingles.

Remove Debris

Remove any debris such as leaves, tree branches, pine needles by very gently sweeping the area. You do not want to be too aggressive because you can damage the shingles. Maintenance is crucial to extending the life of your roof. Hiring a professional is always the number one recommendation. A roofing contractor has the proper tools, experience and safety equipment to perform necessary maintenance.

Call A Professional

Lastly, do not 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.

In conclusion, 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.

Angie Holcomb
Author: Angie HolcombIn late 1993, one year after their marriage, Angie and Mark Holcomb decided it was time to follow their dream, and the couple set out to launch their own business. One year later, in 1994, Marks Custom Exteriors was established, one loving couple, one new truck and a passion for their vision. 25 years and many roofs later, MCE has grown to become Portland's premier roofing company and one of the only Nationally Recognized Roofing Companies in the State of Oregon as a GAF Master Elite Contractor. They remain committed to building lasting relationships with their customers through outstanding customer service, expert craftsmanship, and professional behavior and appearance among every member of our team.