Fall Roof Maintenance Quiz
Fall reminds us that winter is coming, with rainy days and gutters clogged with leaves.
Fall is also the recommended time for repairs and maintenance to your roof. We service roof repairs and replacements year round, but this is the best time to get ahead of any leaks or roof problems.
If you have been wondering about your roof, here are 6 questions to ask. Every yes answer is +1 point, and if you score a perfect 6 - congratulations! You passed the Fall Roof Maintenance Quiz and are ready for winter!
Fall Roof Maintenance Quiz
1. Have you had a recent roof inspection?
You can start with a visual inspection of your roof every year. Look for missing or damaged shingles, cracked or compromised vents, caulking, flashing, and other penetrations or worn spots on your roof. We recommend a professional roofing inspection, but if you are comfortable you can also take a walk on your roof.
2. Are your gutters clean?
It's an ongoing battle, but keeping gutters clear helps rainwater to drain properly away from your roof. Clearing out leaves, pine needles, and debris can also help prevent leaking. You may consider trimming back overhanging branches as well, to keep debris from clogging your gutters.
3. Have you checked for leaks?
Signs of a leaky roof will show up in your attic or on your ceiling. Have you checked for moisture in your attic or any water stains on your ceiling? Ventilation issues may also be causing moisture buildup in your attic. Leaks and ventilation problems are common, but it's important to take care of it as soon as possible to prevent water damage, which can lead to mold and negatively impact you and your families health.
4. Have you cleaned your roof?
Good news, a clean roof looks better and lasts longer. Moss is especially common here in Oregon and can do some serious damage to your roof. We recommend a soft wash and moss treatment to clean your roof and prevent moss from growing right back.
5. Have you gotten a roof repair estimate?
If you notice a problem while inspecting your roof, gutters and attic, reach out and get a free estimate. We will let you know your repair or replacement options to take care of your roof this fall.
6. Have you checked your homeowners insurance?
Have you checked your coverage lately to see what is covered? Especially with upcoming repairs, we recommend checking your homeowners insurance and make sure it meets your needs.
If you answered no to some of these questions, give us a call! Dakota Roofing is your Salem roofer here to help with any roof repairs and replacements. Get a free estimate and find out what your best roof options are before winter! For roof cleaning and maintenance, Dakota Property Services is your answer. They specialize in moss removal, roof cleaning and roof rejuvenation so you can forgo the maintenance and enjoy a clean roof this fall.