Rainy Day Exteriors
Getting Your Roof Winter Ready
Winter in Bremerton, Port Orchard, Gig Harbor and Tacoma is never predictable, but you can always make sure your roof is ready. Below are three ways to make sure your roof is ready for winter.
Noticing a pattern? Good! You’ve been paying attention. Every season, you should take some time to remove debris from your roof. When wet, moss and pine needs act like a sponge causing water damage and leaks, and large branches can puncture your roof or cause damage to your shingles. And don’t forget about your gutters. Winter weather can put extra strain on your gutters, so you want them to be empty before the snow, rain and icy weather starts.
Check the Exterior
While you’re cleaning your roof, take a few minutes to check the exterior of your roof. This time of year, it’s especially important to check the flashing around your chimney or other areas where the shingles meet plumbing or ventilation pipes. Flashing prevents water from leaking into your home, and if it’s damaged, you will want to have it replaced.
You will also want to look at your shingles to make sure they are still in good shape, if you have asphalt shingles, you want to make sure they are still adequately covered with granules.
Inspect your Attic
The winter months are long in the Pacific Northwest, and a well-insulated and well-ventilated attic will help keep your house warm. Any insulation should be evenly distributed, but make sure it doesn’t block your roof vents. You want any humid air to be able to escape, rather than allow moisture to accumulate and cause mold.
All in a Day’s Work
Now you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a roof that has been well taken care of.
But if this is all just a bit too much, give us a call. We are happy to help!