As winter weather arrives, your roof has an important job: to keep you and your family protected and comfortable. Is your roof ready to handle whatever Mother Nature throws its way during the cold season? Here are some ways to keep your roof in good shape this winter!
Clean Your Roof
The Pacific Northwest is no stranger to wind and rain. When those winter storms roll in, tree branches, twigs, dirt, leaves, and other debris can gather on your roof’s surface. If that debris stays piled up, it could cause mold to grow, and may even invite pests to the area. So, be sure that roof debris is regularly cleaned off and cleared to minimize any potential issues.
Keep Nearby Landscaping Trimmed
If you have tall trees or other landscaping that hangs over your roof, be sure to keep everything trimmed. Having things fall on your roof can cause holes, punctured areas, or other damage that could be costly to repair or replace.
Wet weather will be here for a while and with that, water will roll off your roof and route into the gutter system. If your gutters are full of outside debris or if they’re broken, they’re unable to do their job. This translates to standing water on your roof, which will create a host of problems over time, such as mildew, mold, or even dry rot formation.
Repair or Replace Your Roof
If there is considerable damage to your roof, don’t ignore it. Significant roof troubles can turn into a big headache that also negatively impacts the inside of your home –especially if your roof is already old and needs replacement. Did you know the average home roof will last about two decades? If your roof is that old – or older – it’s time to plan a replacement. We use Malarkey Roofing Products® for our roof replacements, which offers an array of durable Energy Star-rated roofing materials.
Our factory-trained installers have served the greater Portland OR area since 1998 and replace roofs all year long, even in the winter! A new roof is an important investment in the life and longevity of your home, so call us today to get your free roof estimate!