Why Shingle Roofs Need A Tune Up

Why Shingle Roofs Need A Tune Up

If you’re like a lot of Seattle homeowners, you have a shingle roof that serves as your house’s first line of defense against the elements.

That’s part of the reason why regular inspections and maintenance protect your roof investment while extending its lifespan.

Like your car, your roof needs a regular tune-up to keep it in top shape while protecting your home. As they age, shingles become worn out or curl and split, and their effectiveness in preventing water damage withers.

So, what does a regular roof tune-up include? Here’s a closer look:

1. Tree and leaf cleanup

Tree branches that touch your roof will scratch and gouge shingles, causing them to deteriorate. Falling branches also damage shingles and other roofing material, while leaves that accumulate on a roof retain moisture, cause rot, and block drainage when left in the gutter.

2. Weatherproofing vents & jacks

An annual inspection of vents and utility jacks that stub through your shingle roof is essential because they must be weatherproofed properly to avoid the seepage of water into your home.

3. Servicing ridge vents

Ridge vents that sag or become plugged with debris may cause moisture build-up that leads to fungal and mold issues that affect both the structure of your home and the health of your family.

4. Chimney inspection

A chimney entails having a vast opening in your shingle roof that, if not correctly installed, allows rain, insects, and even small animals into your home.

5. Skylight inspection

Your skylight is another opening in your shingle roof that needs an annual inspection to make sure that small fissures aren’t allowing rainwater to seep onto your ceiling and walls.

Go Roof Tune Up, a company that has provided countless Seattle owners with top quality service offers regular inspections and maintenance that extends the lifespan of your shingle roof.

If you need expert shingle roof repair services for your northern California or Seattle home, contact us at Go Roof Tune Up!

READ: 4 SIGNS YOUR SHINGLE ROOF NEEDS REPAIR

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