What to Expect from Your Roofing Service Provider
Scheduling regular inspections is the first thing needed to organize a maintenance plan. As a general rule, roof inspections should be scheduled twice a year. One inspection should occur in the spring so that all repairs needed can be done during the summer months. Another inspection should be done in the fall so that you can take additional measures in case your roof is not ready for the harsh winter weather. Obviously, all inspections should be performed by professional roofing contractors. Here’s what’s included in a proper maintenance plan.
Sealants and caulking are considered maintenance items. In other words, they are not designed to last as long as the room, so they have to be replaced regularly. Your roofer should inspect all roof protrusions, and if necessary, reseal them properly. As a rule of thumb, if it looks suspicious, then reseal it.
Drainage is critical for any roof. In order to ensure proper drainage, your roofing specialist must inspect your gutters and downspouts and make sure that they are all in good condition. Damaged or clogged gutters can lead to serious problems.
Parapet walls (on flat roofs).
If you have a flat roof, then your roofer must also inspect the parapet walls. These walls are designed to resist water intrusion; however, they can lose their properties over time. If deterioration is severe, water may seep through the wall under the roof, causing severe damage.
A roof inspection should not limit only to the roof itself. The home structure as well as the trusses in the attic are part of the roof and should be inspected as well. Signs of moisture in the attic is a clear indicator that your roof may have serious problems. Your specialist must determine the cause of the issue and come up with a solution. In most cases, cleaning the air vents solves the problem with moisture in the attic.
As you can see, there are many things that need to be done during a roof maintenance program. If you want to get the most out of the process, then hire a true roofing contractor such as Rainier Roof Restoration & Cleaning. We have many years of experience in the business and numerous satisfied clients in Woodinville, WA. Call us at (253) 565-5200 for additional information.