4 Home Roof Maintenance Tips

Summer is in full gear and the sun is hotter than ever.The blazing sun can damage more than you can imagine; your roof is important and keeping it in the best shape possible during the summer months can help you avoid having to pay a lot of money for repairs in the future. There are a few things we can do to prepare our homes for the season. These tips will help you keep your cool, as the temperature rises.
Your attic is largely overlooked but is a focal point for keeping your home cool during these summer months. Did you know your attic can reach up to 150 degrees during the summer? Yep. And, that heat above you can rob you of your cool air conditioning if it’s not properly insulated and maintained. It’s a must to inspect things like moisture in the plywood in your attic. As we know in the northwest; moisture can lead to mold. How about those exhaust fans from your kitchen and bathrooms? These, if improperly installed, can be a big contributor to the moisture buildup in…

Can Termite Damage Be Fixed?

It is rare but possible for some termite species to damage a house beyond repair, if the infestation is left untreated for many years. The most destructive termite in the U.S. is the Formosan termite, a type of subterranean termite found in the southern U.S. and in coastal areas. A large Formosan termite colony can cause significant damage to a house in approximately two years, if it is not controlled.

Fortunately this house was caught in time and we were able to remove the damaged wood and replace with new wood. This was only possible of course after professional exterminators were able to control the termite problem.

Termite Damaged Wood

With no interuption to the surrounding landscape we were able to replace the damaged wood.

On the inside we were able to remove the damaged wood back to clean wood and tie in beams to support the above floor.

Wow? Didn't know we could handle these home problems also? We are not just a roofer, we are a full blow general contractor.

4 Mistakes When Choosing A Roofer

Investing in your roof is not the major expense most people believe it has to be. Having it repaired or replaced can be the single most important investment you can make. It is important to do your research and choose a reputable roofer.
For many homeowners, the options can seem overwhelming. Many individuals who call themselves professional roofers are actually “fly-by-night” contractors. These contractors will offer you the cheapest price and will not offer a guarantee and will leave your yard dirty and the job sometimes half complete.
How to choose the right roofing contractor?
When choosing a residential roofing contractor, make sure you avoid these common mistakes:
1.Not Researching the Roofing Company’s Reputation
It’s important to do your homework on the residential roofers you’re considering. Read reviews, talk to your neighbors, does the roofer offer a guarantee on the workmanship and product?
Warning: Location: Beware of door-to-door roofers. A legitimate, well-established roofing …

3 Reasons To Hire A Professional Roofer

Before you start to feel the drip, drip, drip of a leakyroof, or have snow cave your attic in mid-winter, you’ll want a dependable roofing professional.
Reason 1 – Save Money: Yeah, it’s more affordable to hire a professional roofer than it is to DIY it. How? They have all the tools you need already (and there are quite a few unique tools). And they know how to do the roof right the first time. So any expenses you’d add if you did things wrong would be obsolete with a roofer. They also know if a roof needs a total makeover (preventing serious damages later) or just some minor touch ups (saves you money). Oh, and warranties…if things don’t work out, their work and materials are backed up. Saves you money there too.
Reason 2 – Better Quality: Roofers know exactly what material is best for your roof and the climate you live in. They also have extensive experience with fixing and installing roofs, so already their work is going to be better quality. Oh, and were warranties mentioned?…Warran…

Choosing A Reputable Roofer

There are many ways to find a reputable roofing contractor.Many people prefer to use the “word of mouth” process when looking for a reliable, honest roofing contractor.It is always a fantastic way to find a company you can trust through another person’s experience with the same company.Referrals are great when it comes to many things such as tasty food, good movies and in your case finding a good service.
With unlimited access to the internet, there are several key resources that boast there own type of “referral service”. Angies List, BBB, Home Advisor and many more. Most are free for consumers to sign up for. We are providing links directly to all of our reviews to make it easy for you. We are your last stop in your search for a reputable roofing contractor. We are also a window or siding contractor. Our honesty and professionalism is unmatched and our reviews prove it! Emergency roof repairs, roof replacements and general repairs done with integrity and backed by a 15 year guarant…

5 Unexpected Dangers of a Leaky Roof


How To Check For Wind Damage On A Roof

Even when a storm produces no rain or hail, your roof can still sustain damage. Intense winds can create stress points on a roof that, over time, can weaken and become compromised. While a roof is designed to resist typical wind loads, they can be damaged over the years by high winds and debris carried by the wind. Replacing missing shingles and fixing the initial roof damage quickly is important to prevent subsequent water damage and high fuel costs that will inevitably result from a roof system that is not working as it should.

How to Check for Roof Wind Damage Perform an Outdoor Inspection: Look for missing and damaged shingles (damaged shingles might be curled, cracked, or torn) on your roof or around your property. If this type of damage is localized (i.e., it covers less than 30 percent of the entire roof), roofing repairs might be able to address the problem. More extensive damage might necessitate roof replacement. Also keep in mind that not only the ro…