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|Posted on January 7, 2015 at 2:12 PM||comments (220)|
Winter Woes: Flashing and Ice Cycles
Protect Your Home:
Icicles are hazardous in two ways—first, they can break and fall onto people, pets, and cars. Second, their heavy weight can cause major gutter and roofing damage. You can prevent gutter damage by cleaning your gutters in the fall, so that a build-up of heavy, frozen leaves do not cause your gutters to tear off. Roof Doctor, Inc. offers affordable gutter cleaning plans to keep your gutters free of debris. Another way to prevent icicles is by sweeping snow off your roof and out of your gutters and downspouts after snowstorms.
It is very dangerous to go up on the roof during the winter, so call the professionals at Roof Doctor, Inc. to do it for you. If you have recurring problems with icicles, an expert roofer at Roof Doctor, Inc. will be happy to evaluate your house and find a solution. We can repair broken or torn gutters and install gutter covers to prevent future problems. Call Steve today to schedule your peace of mind and protect your investment!
Whatever your roof concern is, we can help you!
|Posted on November 24, 2014 at 5:12 PM||comments (51)|
|Posted on September 12, 2014 at 2:11 PM||comments (28)|
The cool, crisp air and colorful falling leaves are a sure sign that the Fall season has arrived. It’s also a reminder to check for short and long term roof maintenance needs.
What can you do now to prepare for what’s coming (winter) so that your roof is at its best?
First of all, take a climb up onto your roof to get a birds-eye view and assess what might be needed. Use your binoculars if you can’t do the climb. Check around the chimney and look for cracks or splits. Check the stacks, vents, expansion joints, walls and perimeters. Maybe the whirlybirds need tightening.
Trees can be a menace to your roof if overhanging limbs are rubbing against your shingles. Make sure there are no limbs touching your roof. You will want to look for loose shingles, as well as any sign of critters (squirrels, raccoons, possums and such). If you see any sign of ‘scat’, spray a critter repellant on the roof to ward off any would-be winter visitors vying for a way into the attic.
Check under your patio and carport to be sure there are no leaks, which could indicate a bigger problem. And of course, that includes checking inside the house in case there are any water stains on or near the ceiling.
Spring and Summer debris has likely accumulated on your roof and in roof pan areas, behind skylights, chimneys, soffits, and in valleys. The big concern with debris is it decays the roof by staying damp. Debris will also divert water to unwanted areas and can dam up rain, and in many cases can penatrate your flashings. This causes the decking to rot and black mold to grow. Further, damage to your ceilings and interior of the home is now a big concern. Last, but by all means not least, clean those gutters! Of course, that really should be a year-round task, but definitely a ‘must-do’ for the autumn months.
If you are not comfortable getting on your roof or unsure of what to look for, call us today for an inspection. Debris is minor trouble to remedy and well will profide you with an exact condition of your roof and all gutters, downspouts, and penetrations. We are set to protect your investment. I hope this helps, folks! Thank you, Steve / Roof Doctor, Inc.