Proper Roof Maintenance

Have Your Roof Inspected

Many roofing products claim to repair a damaged roof, but you should have a certified roofing professional inspect your roof to determine what is the best solution to address any unseen issues. This could avoid costly damages and provide peace of mind.

Climate

Some roofs require periodic maintenance. When you live in a cold climate such as Portland, you should have your roof inspected for overall damages every 5 years. The best way to get accurate results is to have a complete inspection done by a professional roofer who is familiar with your climate. In most cases, your roof might only require minor maintenance, which can be performed by your roofing professional.

Common Roofing Issues

Separations in the roof will cause a leak into the attic. Direct water entrance or dampness causes destructive molds and rot. Water and even condensation can damage tiles, plaster, and deteriorate the structure. Air infiltration problems can cause mildew odors in your home, which leads to future damage to the structure. Proper insulation for a home is a great way to prevent this issue and also a great way to save money by lowering your heating and air conditioning bills, as well as your carbon footprint.

Snow and Ice

Depressions around the chimney due to the additional weight of the snow on the roof. This could prevent the proper material from being able to ventilate to the inside and cause leaks around the chimney. When your roof is walked on re-coating without a whole new roof usually resolves the issue of leaks, but occasionally you may need a whole new roof. However, your roofer doesn't recommend roof repair or any other type of related service unless the issue is severe or improper installation. Extreme heat can damage your roof shingles. At certain temperatures, your roof shingles can become more brittle due to heating. Roof temperatures between 70 to 80 degrees have been associated with longer durability. Fire and smoke damage. These agents are corrosive by nature, and if they go unchecked can heighten the risk of future damages to your house. Sometimes your framing can also be damaged by these agents. Animals can cause damages to your roof. They are known to destroy your framework when looking for shelter in areas like your attic or garage.

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